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By Sylvia D. Hoffert

ISBN-10: 025335661X

ISBN-13: 9780253356611

A big apple socialite and feminist, Alva Vanderbilt Belmont was once identified to be domineering, temperamental, and opinionated. Her get to the bottom of to get her personal means whatever the results stood her in strong stead whilst she joined the yankee lady suffrage circulation in 1909. Thereafter, she used her wealth, her administrative services, and her social famous person to aid persuade Congress to cross the nineteenth modification after which to cajole the exhausted leaders of the nationwide Woman’s get together to begin a global huge equivalent rights crusade. Sylvia D. Hoffert argues that Belmont was once a feminist visionary and that her monetary help used to be the most important to the luck of the suffrage and equivalent rights routine. She additionally exhibits how Belmont’s activism, and the money she used to aid it, enriches our figuring out of the private dynamics of the yankee woman’s rights move. Her research of Belmont’s memoirs illustrates how Belmont went concerning the advanced and collaborative strategy of growing her public self.

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