Eighty Years and More; Reminiscences 1815-1897

Elizabeth Cady STANTON (1815 - 1902)

Elizabeth Cady Stanton was one of the premier movers in the original women’s rights movement, along with Susan B. Anthony, her best friend for over 50 years. While Elizabeth initially stayed home with her husband and many babies and wrote the speeches, Susan went on the road to bring the message of the women’s rights movement to an often hostile public. When black men were given the vote in 1870, Susan and Elizabeth led the women’s rights establishment of the time to withhold support for a bill that would extend to black men the rights still denied for women of all colors. The two women worked for over 50 years on the women’s rights cause, yet neither lived to see women get the right to vote when it finally came in 1920.

Elizabeth begins her memoirs with this quotation, "Social science affirms that woman's place in society marks the level of civilization", and dedicates this book to “Susan B. Anthony, my steadfast friend for half a century." (Summary by Becky Miller)

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter 1 - Childhood Becky Miller
00:33:32
Play 02 Chapter 2 - School days Becky Miller
00:27:44
Play 03 Chapter 3 - Girlhood Becky Miller
00:28:29
Play 04 Chapter 4 -Life at Peterboro Becky Miller
00:36:56
Play 05 Chapter 5 - Our wedding journey Becky Miller
00:36:55
Play 06 Chapter 6 - Homeward bound Becky Miller
00:27:54
Play 07 Chapter 7 - Motherhood Becky Miller
00:34:19
Play 08 Chapter 8 - Boston and Chelsea Becky Miller
00:28:51
Play 09 Chapter 9 - The first woman's rights convention Becky Miller
00:20:42
Play 10 Chapter 10 - Susan B. Anthony Becky Miller
00:24:16
Play 11 Chapter 11 - Susan B. Anthony (continued) Becky Miller
00:31:49
Play 12 Chapter 12 - My first speech before a legislature linny
00:24:07
Play 13 Chapter 13 - Reforms and mobs Jill
00:27:08
Play 14 Chapter 14 - Views on marriage and divorce Availle
00:36:15
Play 15 Chapter 15 - Women as patriots Theresa Sheridan
00:23:40
Play 16 Chapter 16 - Pioneer life in Kansas—our newspaper "The Revolution" Lynne Carroll
00:28:04
Play 17 Chapter 17 - Lyceums and lecturers Elena
00:41:10
Play 18 Chapter 18 - Westward ho! Theresa Sheridan
00:49:31
Play 19 Chapter 19 - The spirit of '76 Rhonda Federman
00:25:49
Play 20 Chapter 20 - Writing "The History of Woman Suffrage" Karen Commins
00:33:17
Play 21 Chapter 21 - In the south of France Theresa Sheridan
00:30:29
Play 22 Chapter 22 - Reforms and reformers in Great Britain Karen Commins
00:55:50
Play 23 Chapter 23 - Woman and theology Availle
00:33:11
Play 24 Chapter 24 - England and France revisited Amanda Friday
00:27:39
Play 25 Chapter 25 - The International Council of Women Linda Velwest
00:20:10
Play 26 Chapter 26 - My last visit to England Grant Hurlock
00:31:26
Play 27 Chapter 27 - Sixtieth anniversary of the class of 1832—The Woman's Bible Wendy Almeida
00:43:52
Play 28 Chapter 28 - My eightieth birthday linny
00:22:32