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Booked for Lunch: Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women’s Rights Movement by Sally McMillen
June 20 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pmFree
The Wilton Historical Society hosts a reading group that focuses on books with a historical bent. The book to be discussed on Thursday, June 20 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. is Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women’s Rights Movement by Sally McMillen.
In Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Woman’s Rights Movement, McMillen unpacks, for the first time, the full significance of the revolutionary convention that changed the course of women’s history. The book covers 50 years of women’s activism, from 1840-1890, focusing on four extraordinary figures–Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, and Susan B. Anthony. McMillen tells the stories of their lives, how they came to take up the cause of women’s rights, the astonishing advances they made during their lifetimes, and the lasting and transformative effects of the work they did.
“McMillen deftly demonstrates how ordinary women transformed their lives and America’s future by rejecting the pedestal to join the rough and tumble of nineteenth century reform politics. Her achievement is to make this transformation accessible yet complex, commonplace yet extraordinary.”
–Catherine Clinton, Queen’s University-Belfast
Participants bring a brown bag lunch, the Society provides a beverage and dessert. There is no charge, but participants are asked to please register–by email or calling 203.762.7257.
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