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date: 03 August 2020

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This article focuses on Elizabeth Cady Stanton and her book, The Woman's Bible. Born in 1815, Elizabeth was one of a well-to-do family from Johnstown, New York. She married her husband Henry on 1 May 1840 at the age of 24, seven years after leaving school and without the presence of her family, who disapproved of him largely on the grounds of his prospects. Henry was an abolitionist, and by marrying him she was to cut her own political teeth, learning the important lesson that what appeared to be long-established social institutions could indeed be changed. The Woman's Bible was to be a commentary written by women on those parts of the Bible which explicitly referred to women.

Keywords: women, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, abolitionism

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