Today in History–November 12–the Library of Congress features women’s rights leader Elizabeth Cady Stanton, born on this date in 1815. The daughter of a judge, Stanton was devoted to her studies but her higher education aspirations were thwarted because of her gender. This experience helped inform her philosophy on individual rights. She later became a leader, together with Susan B. Anthony, of the woman suffrage movement and served as president of the National Woman Suffrage Association and its successor the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA). Learn more about this brilliant speaker and writer by visiting the Today in History section and reviewing the resources linked to below.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton stories from America’s Library
Magazine articles by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
- “The Other Side of the Woman Question” The North American Review Volume 129, Issue 276, November 1879
- “The Need of Liberal Divorce Laws” The North American Review Volume 139, Issue 334, Sept 1884
- “Has Christianity Benefited Woman?” The North American Review Volume 140, Issue 342, May 1885
- “Are Homogeneous Divorce Laws in All the States Desirable?” The North American Review Volume 170, Issue 520, March 1900
- “Progress of the American Woman” The North American Review Volume 171, Issue 529, December 1900