When Hens Crow: The Woman's Rights Movement in Antebellum America

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In 1852 the New York Daily Herald described leaders of the woman's rights movement as ""hens that crow."" Using speeches, pamphlets, newspaper reports, editorials, and personal papers, Sylvia Hoffert discusses how ideology, language, and strategies of early woman's rights advocates influenced a new political culture grudgingly inclusive of women. She shows the impact of philosophies of republicanism, natural rights, utilitarianism, and the Scottish Common Sense School in helping activists move beyond the limits of ...

When Hens Crow: The Woman's Rights Movement in Antebellum America 1995, Indiana University Press

ISBN-13: 9780253328809

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