A Profound Influence on the Antebellum Women's Movement Hurlbut, E[lisha] P[owell] [1807-1889]. Essays on Human Rights and Their Political Guaranties. New York: Greeley & McElrath, 1845. v, -219 pp. Octavo (7-1/4" x 4-1/4"). Recent period-style quarter calf over cloth, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine, endpapers renewed, title page re-hinged. Light toning, somewhat heavier in places, faint dampspotting, offsetting to margins and perforated and embossed library stamps to title page, embossed stamp to following leaf. A nice copy in an attractive binding. $1,000. * First edition. Hurlbut was an attorney and social critic. Essays is a collection of his articles on social and legal reform. Several of these essays, such as "The Rights of Women," "The Elective Franchise" and "The Right of Property and Its Moral Relations," had a profound effect on Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and other early leaders of the American women's Rights movement. Indeed, as Ann Gordon points out, "The Rights of Woman" was a source for the Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions (1848). Essays went through five more editions, the last one in 1853. Gordon, Ed. The Selected Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony I:86. Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 33997.
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