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Born: November 12, 1815 - Johnstown, New York
Died: October 26, 1902 - New York City

While studying law in her father's office, Cady learned of the discriminatory laws under which women lived. In 1840 she married the abolitionist Henry B. Stanton. By now a tireless agitator for women's right, she helped secure passage
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in 1848 of a New York state law giving property rights to married women.

In 1848 she and Lucretia Mott organized the first women's-rights convention at Seneca Falls, N.Y. Stanton's "Declaration of Sentiments," modeled on the Declaration of Independence, detailed the inferior status of women and called for extensive reforms.

From 1851 she joined forces with Susan B. Anthony and traveled widely to speak at conventions and before legislatures. In addition to writing countless letters and pamphlets, as well as articles and essays for numerous periodicals, she coedited the women's-rights newspaper The Revolution (1868-70). In 1869 she became the founding president of the National Woman Suffrage Association, a post she would hold until 1892.

Works by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Eighty years and more (1815-1897)
The Women's Bible
Stanton helped compile the first three volumes (1881-86) of the six-volume History of Woman Suffrage (1881-1922). In 1898 she published an autobiography, Eighty Years and More.

Web sites about Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony
Susan B. Anthony
Anthony Center for Women's Leadership

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