Susan B. Anthony: as American Woman Right Activist

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      Susan Brownell Anthony (1820-1906) was educated in her father's mill school and began teaching in 1839. She devoted herself to social work and reform. As a reformer, editor she raised in a Quaker household committed to the ideas of equality and service. Her first cause, temperance, led her directly to women's rights when she was denied permission, on the basis of her. Susan as American gender, to speak at a temperance society meeting. In 1851, she met Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and they formed a working friendship that would be the driving force behind the feminist anti-slavery movement and the campaign for women's right to vote.

      They fought fiercely for passage of the Thirteenth Amendment (1865), and thereafter turned their energies towards women's suffrage. From 1868 to 1870, they published the Revolution, a journal focusing on women's rights, improved working conditions and equal marriage laws, and whose motto was 'Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less'. In 1869, she and Stanton founded the National Woman Suffrage Association. In 1872, Anthony was arrested for trying to vote. While awaiting her trial, she toured central New York arguing that the Fifteenth Amendment granted women the right to vote because it guaranteed the rights of 'citizens'. 'We appeal to women everywhere', she said, 'to exercise their too long neglected "citizen's right to vote". From 1881 to 1886, she and Stanton, together with Matilda Joslyn Cage, wrote the first three volumes of History of Woman Suffrage. She was president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association from 1892 until 1900, but did not live to see women granted the vote.

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