In Her Own Right: The Life of Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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Oxford University Press, USA
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5.57 X 8.58 X 0.76 inches | 0.89 pounds

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About the Author
Elisabeth Griffith is the author of In Her Own Right: The Life of Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

"A superbly readable and historically accurate account of perhaps the most audaciously intelligent American woman in nineteenth-century America. It's the best Stanton biography we're likely to see."--The Women's Review of Books

"Griffith's biography brings to life a remarkable personality who had the courage and drive both to pioneer a new role and to stake out the new intellectual territory needed to sustain it."--Harvard Law Review

"A well-rounded biography that does full justice to this truly extraordinary woman."--The New York Times

"At last there's a biography of Stanton worthy of its subject. Like Stanton herself, the book is feisty, intelligent, articulate...full of the concrete reality of this feminist heroine's life."--Betty Friedan

"Griffith's compelling biography of Elizabeth Cady Stanton takes a major step in restoring the controversial women's rights activist to her true place in history."--New Directions for Women

"Griffith's fine biography, combining careful scholarship with lively writing, splendidly restores this bold, intelligent, engaging woman to 20th-century America."--Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., The Graduate School and University Center, C.U.N.Y.

"This biography performs a great service: it chronicles the life of an important pioneer who had been relegated to obscurity for far too long."--Dr. Sally K. Ride

"Griffith has not only done an excellent job of portraying Elizabeth Cady Stanton's life in a lively, readable manner, but has also given us a reasonable explanation for Stanton's behavior."--Journal of the Early Republic

"Griffith's work illuminates both women's forgotten history, and their magnificent ability to stand in their own light."--The Washington Post

"Elisabeth Griffith's biography is...the best to date of Elizabeth Cady Stanton."--Ms. Magazine

"A valuable and needed contribution not only to biography but also to history and women's literature."--The San Francisco Chronicle

"Excellent biography: insightful, provocative in its portrayal of Stanton's thought, frustrations, and accomplishments."--James B. Crooks, University of North Florida, Jacksonville

"[An] absorbing biography [that] does full justice to Elizabeth Cady Stanton..."--The Wall Street Journal