The Myth of Seneca Falls: Memory and the Women's Suffrage Movement, 1848-1898

Lisa Tetrault (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$29.95
Publisher
University of North Carolina Press
Publish Date
February 01, 2017
Pages
296
Dimensions
6.1 X 9.2 X 0.8 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781469633503

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About the Author

Lisa Tetrault is associate professor of history at Carnegie Mellon University.

Reviews

Tetrault expertly unpacks the myth of Seneca Falls by examining the messy history of the leaders in the post-Civil War women's rights movement.--Choice


All historians would benefit from reading Tetrault's study and giving thought to the construction of memory narratives--American Historical Review


This book should be read by anyone interested in women's history as well as the history of memory-making.--Register of the Kentucky Historical Society


This wonderful book draws on classics, political science, and sociology to fill a large gap in the history of the U.S. women's movement.--Journal of Interdisciplinary History


Greatly expands on current feminist scholarship that interrogates the origin story of Seneca Falls and the inevitability of the triumph of women's suffrage.--Choice


Useful for any historian looking for a detailed study of women's organizing after the Civil War as well as for scholars interested in the relationship between collective memory and social movements.--The Journal of American History


This provocative work challenges the standard narrative of the history of the women's rights movement in the United States. Even more important, however, it aids readers in understanding how collective historical memory is created and shaped. . . . Fascinating. . . . Recommended for scholars in women's history, constitutional history, and late 19th-century American history.--Library Journal