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Elizabeth Cady Stanton Program
Video Clip List
Clip # Start Time End Time Description
1 00:25.3 00:49.9 Introduction of dramatic recreation of scene planning the 1848 convention
2 00:26.0 03:38.0 Recreation of debate over Declaration of Sentiments; basis in Declaration of Independence; consideration of suffrage and the phrase "all men and women are created equal" Watch | Back to Lesson
3 03:39.0 04:03.4 Introduction of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and program
4 04:16.7 04:32.7 Elizabeth Cady Stanton's impact on women in the 19th century and today
5 04:33.0 04:55.9 Why is Susan B. Anthony on the dollar? Stanton's radical positions and earlier death
6 05:50.9 06:32.6 Description and visuals of Seneca Falls National Park; one of few National Parks dedicated to women's history
7 06:32.7 06:53.6 Teaching about Stanton in schools
8 06:53.7 07:26.0 Location and significance of Seneca Falls (map) as a center for reform
9 07:50.1 08:43.3 Time of change: agrarian to industrial; movement to cities; changing roles for women; people more concerned about social problems Watch | Back to Lesson
10 08:43.4 09:09.4 Stanton's birth and privileged childhood
11 09:09.5 10:25.5 What was life like for women? Couldn't own property; no right to divorce; temperance; no rights; slightly different situation for unmarried women Watch | Back to Lesson
12 10:44.0 11:34.1 How did Stanton become a revolutionary? Intelligence, education, marriage
13 11:34.2 12:08.1 Family's reaction was mixed; father disinherited her; no record of her husband's presence at Seneca Falls
14 12:08.2 13:12.9 Movement's dependence on Stanton and Seneca Falls (Erie canal as a method for spreading the word)
15 14:07.0 15:51.0 World women's movement; philosophy underlying the Declaration
16 15:51.1 17:38.4 View of women's suffrage; men's and women's "spheres"; role of religion
17 17:38.4 19:23.1 Connection to abolition; women's exclusion from the issue; Stanton's first alliance with Lucretia Mott
18 19:23.2 21:16.8 Her daughters and their role in women's rights
19 19:23.3 22:44.3 Balance of life as a mother and wife with her public life
20 22:47.3 24:58.0 Stanton's work on behalf of African American women; schism between Stanton and Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass; division within women's rights movement after the Civil War Watch | Back to Lesson
21 24:58.1 26:12.6 Link of women's vote to the Declaration of Independence; attempt to redefine what it meant to be citizens
22 26:22.8 27:58.1 Continuing evolution of women's rights today; suffrage was just the beginning; a way to gain political clout
23 27:58.1 28:40.2 Document was published everywhere after it was written; followed pattern of early aboltionists and revolutionaries, led to more conventions and petitions
24 29:16.5 30:26.5 Women's right to vote in colonial America-white, 25-years-old, property-owning; state constitutions outlawed, except for New Jersey
25 30:26.6 32:42.0 Stanton's views on pro-choice, pro-life; birth control, abortion, infanticide
26 32:49.8 34:13.3 Convention details: short planning time; farm community; Wesleyan chapel door locked; coed convention by default; each session chaired by a man; Stanton and Mott were principle debaters of eleven resolutions; the ninth was right to vote
27 34:13.4 36:47.9 Dramatization of Day #2 of the Seneca Falls Convention in actual original site: role of women in public; debate over interpretation of the Bible
28 36:58.6 37:59.9 Words from the Declaration; men's complete control over women
29 38:37.1 40:46.3 How movement west (map) propelled women's roles and rights; by 1869 women voting for school boards in Wyoming; by 1918, fourteen (western) states had already given women the right to vote; Civil War impact in south, too Watch | Back to Lesson
30 40:46.4 41:48.5 Women keeping their own name
31 41:48.6 43:02.0 Population changes from 1840-1880; made every problem "worse"; women in more desperate working conditions; extended range of movement; alliance with progressives like Jane Adams Watch | Back to Lesson
32 43:22.5 46:13.0 Stanton's marriage; marriage vows Watch | Back to Lesson
33 47:53.0 51:38.9 Schooling of girls; education of women as parallel reform
34 51:38.9 54:35.5 Christianity and women's rights; view of God
35 55:00.2 58:19 Dramatization of convention: scene including Frederick Douglass
36 59:32.0 1:00:57 Stanton's view on sports for girls
37 1:00:04 1:02:29 "Solitude of Self" piece as capstone of Stanton's life
38 1:02:54 1:05:09 Stanton's writing; promotion of herself and her ideas as a change agent
39 1:05:17 1:08:27 Connection of women's rights movement to other faiths/cultures/movements
40 1:13:00 1:14:46 Biographical information about Elizabeth Cady Stanton; Historical information about women's suffrage and the United States
41 1:14:47 1:15:40 "First Wave" exhibit
42 1:16:18 1:17:14 Close up of life-size sculpture of Stanton, holding Declaration
43 1:18:55 1:19:56 British reform movement's influence on American reform
44 1:19:56 1:21:35 Other figures in the sculpture: Frederick Douglass, Lucretia and James Mott
45 1:21:36 1:24:21 Equal Rights Amendment; Alice Paul
46 1:24:38 1:25:28 Center museum exhibits on six themes of resolutions: education
47 1:25:48 1:28:22 Visuals and description of Wesleyan Chapel, where convention took place
48 1:28:40 1:30:10 How did she raise her sons?
49 1:30:39 1:32:30 Stanton as an organizer from home; influence on Theodore Roosevelt
50 1:32:31 1:34:48 Property rights for women varied in each state; Judge Cady wanted to protect his property from future sons-in-law; ERA did not pass, but most state laws changed
51 1:34:49 1:35:43 Women elected to office; Jeanette Rankin
52 1:36:11 1:37:11 Woman at 1848 Convention lived to see the vote
53 1:37:12 1:38:31 Guest's experience at a girls' school; in studying Stanton; Stanton and Harriet Beecher Stowe most famous women; Stanton was lost to history
54 1:38:55 1:42:06 Women's higher education; founding of Vassar, seven sisters colleges; Land Grant Act led to coeducational institutions
55 1:42:07 1:42:42 Visual and description of Cady Stanton house on Erie Canal
56 1:42:43 1:45:09 Rift between Anthony and Stanton
57 1:45:10 1:45:43 Seneca Falls as transportation center: locks and canals, train
58 1:45:44 1:48:42 Balancing public life and private life; defining roles for men and women
59 1:48:43 1:49:08 Declaration signed by one hundred people, men and women
60 1:49:09 1:52:18 Approach to her own children's education; balancing women's role
61 1:52:19 1:53:51 Focus on abolition; coalition and break with suffrage movement Watch | Back to Lesson
62 1:53:53 1:55:26 Intersection with lives of other writers on C-SPAN's series: Emerson, Truth, Lincoln, T. Roosevelt
63 1:55:31 1:57:20 Research process for the biography; available primary sources and documents
64 1:57:21 2:01:25 Introduction of Stanton descendents
65 2:01:26 2:03:11 Elizabeth Jenkins-Sahlin, Great-great-great granddaughter; how Stanton is taught in schools
66 2:05:00 2:07:20 Suffragettes statue in the U.S. Capitol; given in 1921
67 2:12:15 2:14:09 Story about Stanton as a young girl; wanting to cut out marriage vows from her father's law books
68 2:14:10 2:15:18 Stanton's words about self-sovereignty
69 2:19:55 2:20:53 Husband, Henry Brewster Stanton
70 2:22:26 2:23:30 Women's spheres then versus today; some attitudes still continue Watch | Back to Lesson
71 2:23:31 2:25:05 Review of Stanton's biographical information
72 2:26:22 2:27:41 Always in the news from 1870 on; controversial and charming enough to be an effective public speaker
73 2:28:55 2:29:47 Stanton knew the battle for suffrage would be long

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