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1. Anne Bradstreet, The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung up in America (Boston: John Foster, 1678; PS711.S4 1678 Am Imp), prologue, stanza 5.[back]

2. Giles Avery, Sketches of Shakers and Shakerism (Albany, N.Y.: Weed, Parsons, 1883; BX9771.A9 1883), 2.[back]

3. Martha J. Anderson, Social Life and Vegetarianism (Mt. Lebanon, N.Y. 1893; BX9789.C7 A53 1893), 2.[back]

4. In the May 26, 1870, issue of The Revolution, Anthony announced her decision to step down as sole proprietor so that she might devote more time to lecturing for the suffrage cause. The Revolution continued under new management until February 1872.[back]

5. For a fuller discussion of this collection, see Leonard N. Beck, “The Library of Susan B. Anthony,” Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress 32 (October 1975): 324-35.[back]

6. In this controversial essay Elizabeth Cady Stanton indicts the Bible and the Christian Church for degrading women by perpetuating the myth of women's inferiority and rightful subjection to men and for cultivating self-sacrifice rather than inspiring self-respect. She blamed canon law for “plunging woman into absolute slavery”(p.12) and contended that “there is nothing more pathetic in all history than the hopeless resignation of woman to the outrages she has been taught to believe are ordained of God” (p. 20). Stanton encouraged women to turn their enthusiasm toward public issues and patriotism.[back]

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