Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Information can be found through the National Women's History Project, The Women's Rights National Historical Society and Internet sites such as the University of Rochester Library, Library of Congress, Encarta Encyclopedia and more (see the bibliography).
Born in Johnstown, New York, to Judge Daniel Cady and Margaret Livingston Cady. Married Henry Brewster Stanton, an antislavery agent for the American Anti-Slavery Association in 1840. She had seven children, Daniel Cady Stanton, Henry Brewster Stanton Jr., Gerrit Smith Stanton, Theodore Weld Stanton, Margaret Livingston Stanton Lawrence, Harriot Eaton Stanton Blatch, and Robert Livingston Stanton (All except Daniel graduated from college). Organized the first Women's Right Convention in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848, with friend Quaker Minister Lucretia Mott. In 1851 teamed up with school teacher Susan B. Anthony. For 50 years they organized conventions and protests for women's rights. They spoke before many groups, as well as, local, state and national legislatures. She died in New York City in 1902.
November 12, 1815
Source of Birth Date
The Women's Rights National Historical Society, Elizabeth Cady Stanton: An extraordinary woman, by Doris Wolf and Mary Ellen Snyder, 2000.
October 26, 1902
Troy Female Seminary (later became the Emma Willard School)
Lectured and traveled only infrequently when she had the responsibility of her seven children, taking them with her when she did travel. Elizabeth Cady Stanton would write the speeches that Susan B. Anthony, a single schoolteacher, would deliver. In later years she would travel and lecture with Susan B. Anthony.
National Women's Hall of Fame
Women's Suffrage Movement
Susan B. Anthony
Henry Brewster Stanton
American Equal Rights Association
Co-founded the National Women's Suffrage Association (later became the National American Women's Suffrage Association)
Women's Loyal National League
Women's State Temperance Society
Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, Seneca Falls, NY
National Women's Hall of Fame, 76 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY
The Wesleyan Church (location of the First Women's Rights Convention, July 19 and 20, 1848)
Declaration of Sentiments (from Stanton, E. C, A history of woman suffrage , Vol. 1, Rochester, NY: Fowler and Wells, 1889), pages 70-71). [on-line]. Available: www.rochester.edu/SBA/declare.html
Stanton, E. C. (1889). A history of woman suffrage. Rochester, NY: Fowler and Wells (Stanton wrote the first three volumes of this six volume set with Matilda Joslyn Gage).
Ashby, R., & Ohrn, D. G. (1995). Her story: Women who change the world. New York: Viking Press.
Come stand among great women, The National Women's Hall of Fame, Elizabeth Cady Stanton: 1815-1902. [On-line]. Available: www.greatwomen.org/stanton.htm.
Compton Encyclopedia Online, Elizabeth Cady Stanton. [On-line]. Available: www.greatwomen.org/stanton.htm.
MSN Encarta, Elizabeth Cady Stanton. [On-line]. Available: encarta.msn.com/find/concise.asp?ti=06cb0000.
Stanton, E. C. (1993). Elizabeth Cady, eighty years and more: Reminiscences 1815 - 1897. Boston: Northeastern University Press.
Stanton, E. C. (1848). Women's rights speech. [On-line]. Available: www.libertynet.org/edcivic/stanton.html.
The National Women's History Project, Living the Legacy: The Women's Rights Movement 1848 to 1998. [On-line]. Available: www.legacy98.org/move-hist.html.
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