And the Spirit Moved Them: The Lost Radical History of America's First Feminists
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And the Spirit Moved Them: The Lost Radical History of America's First Feminists  -     By: Helen LaKelly Hunt, Cornel West

And the Spirit Moved Them: The Lost Radical History of America's First Feminists

Feminist Press / 2017 / Paperback

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"Let me suggest, then, that the opening Chapter go farther back than 1848...From the time of the first Convention on Women - in New York 1837 - the battle began." - Lucretia Mott, to Elizabeth Cady Stanton

A decade prior to the Seneca Falls Convention, black and white women joined together at the 1837 Anti-Slavery Convention in the first instance of political organizing by American women, for American women.

United by their determination to reshape a society that told women to ignore the mechanisms of power, these pioneers converged abolitionism and women's rights. Incited by "holy indignation," they believed it was their God-given duty to challenge both slavery and patriarchy. Although the convention was written out of history largely for both its religious and interracial character, these women created a blueprint for an intersectional feminism that was centuries ahead of its time.

Part historical investigation, part personal memoir, Hunt traces how her research into nineteenth-century organizing led her to become one of the most significant philanthropists in modern history. Hunt's journey to confront her position of power meant taking control of an oil fortune, being deployed on her behalf but without her knowledge, and acknowledging the feminist faith animating her life's work.

Foreword by Cornel West

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Title: And the Spirit Moved Them: The Lost Radical History of America's First Feminists
By: Helen LaKelly Hunt, Cornel West
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 248
Vendor: Feminist Press
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 7.9 X 5.5 X 0.8 (inches)
Weight: 2 pounds
ISBN: 155861429X
ISBN-13: 9781558614291
Stock No: WW614291

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