Nineteenth-Century Women's Autobiography Autobiographies Concerned With Religious And Political Issues - Essay

Autobiographies Concerned With Religious And Political Issues

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)

Ann D. Gordon (essay date 1992)

SOURCE: "The Political Is the Personal: Two Autobiographies of Woman Suffragists," in American Women's Autobiography: Fea(s)ts of Memory, edited by Margo Culley, The University of Wisconsin Press, 1992, pp. 111-27.

[In the essay below, Gordon compares the autobiographies of Abigail Scott Duniway and Elizabeth Cady Stanton and argues that both suffragists used their autobiographies to further their political goals.]

Woman suffragists, like other leaders of women in the nineteenth century, approached the art of autobiography with their public identities well crafted and their public voices tuned closely to a...

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