32 minutes | Mar 7, 2021

Spark of Magic: An Intimate Journey with Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Women Rights heroine Elizabeth Cady Stanton describes her meeting with Susan B.  Anthony as "a magic spark."  Dr. Ann Gordon,  shares a two-part intimate journey with Stanton and Anthony that includes traditions from their upbringing, political philosophies and the role of family and friendships in their advocacy for women's rights. Gordon provides a lens into the lives of these two historical giants through the art  of the historian's craft, as she tells stories from the volumes of The Selected Papers of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton,  edited by Ann Gordon and published by Rutgers University Press.Part I- We hear of religious influence,  anti-slavery positions, the role of cousins, how birthday celebrations were used to advocate for women's rights and who really wore the infamous "bloomers" first.
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