“Marriage Protest” by Lucy Stone & Henry Blackwell (1855)

“Marriage Protest” by Lucy Stone & Henry Blackwell (1855) We urge others to protest laws about marriage that give the husband unfair powers, including: Custody over the wife’s person Exclusive control & custody over their children Sole ownership of her personal property & real estate Rights to the fruits of her labor Laws give a… Read more “Marriage Protest” by Lucy Stone & Henry Blackwell (1855)

“Declaration of Sentiments” by Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1848)

“Declaration of Sentiments” by Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1848) [Mirroring the language of the Declaration of Independence] We’re at a time where we’ve got to start questioning if it’s right that half the population speak up & change its role Natural rights & God’s will require it Men & women are self-evidently equal & have rights… Read more “Declaration of Sentiments” by Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1848)

“The Anti-Slavery Movement and the Birth of Women’s Rights.” Chapter 2 in Women, Race and Class by Angela Davis (1983)

“The Anti-Slavery Movement and the Birth of Women’s Rights.” Chapter 2 in Women, Race and Class by Angela Davis (1983) Frederick Douglass credits women with being one of the largest proponents of the abolition of slavery He was also a prominent women’s rights advocates This led to much ridicule Women joined the anti-slavery movement Harriet… Read more “The Anti-Slavery Movement and the Birth of Women’s Rights.” Chapter 2 in Women, Race and Class by Angela Davis (1983)

Christoper Columbus – Letter to the King and Queen of Spain c. 1494

Christoper Columbus – Letter to the King and Queen of Spain c. 1494 Notes/Recommendations concerning the Island of Espaniola About 2000 settlers should want to go there because of farming & trading to nearby islands Should found 3 or 4 towns in convenient places around the island Nobody should be allowed to mine for gold… Read more Christoper Columbus – Letter to the King and Queen of Spain c. 1494