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Stanton, Elizabeth Cady
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(Nov 12, 1815, Johnstown NY – Oct 16, 1902, New York City) was the most prominent spokesperson for the American women’s movement (Feminism and feminist theology). She helped organize the women’s rights convention at Seneca Falls, NY (1848), where she introduced a “Declaration of Sentiments, based on the Declaration of Independence, calling for women’s equal rights. Stanton served as president of the New York Woman’s Temperance Society (1851–1853) and as an officer in the Women’s L…

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Gunther Brown, Candy, “Stanton, Elizabeth Cady”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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