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Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women's Rights Movement

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ClassGraphic In July of 1848, a group of women and men met at Seneca Falls, New York to discuss women’s rights. Today we mark this convention as the beginning of the women’s rights movement. Such was the state of public opinion in 1848 that a man presided at the convention “since no woman could imagine presiding before a mixed audience.” Many of us have heard of the convention and know that it was attended by some of the major figures of women’s rights, human rights, and abolition movements. Who were these women and what was their mission? What were women’s conditions in the United States from colonial times up to the convention? What happened for women’s rights after the convention? Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women’s Rights Movement by Sally G. McMillen (Oxford University Press, 2009) addresses the convention, the status of American women before the convention, and the progress of the movement through the 19th century. It focuses on four women—Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, Lucretia Coffin Mott, and Susan B. Anthony. Join us in discussing and getting to know these extraordinary women and the movement for profound social change they unleashed.

Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

500 Davis Center

MultipleInstructor :
1.Roberta Rakove2.John Drodow3.Jerry Bernstein 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
7/5/2022 - 7/26/2022 Weekly - Tue 01:15 PM - 03:15 PM Evanston, 500 Davis Center  Map Jerry Bernstein  ; John Drodow  ; Roberta Rakove 
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