`` The Grandest And Greatest Reform Of All Time `` By Susan B. Anthony

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"The grandest and greatest reform of all time,” Susan B. Anthony Stated proudly at the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848 (pp 6). The full importance of the revolutionary convention that changed the perceptions of women 's history. The book covers 50 years of women 's activism, from 1840-1890, focusing on four key figures in that specific period like Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, and Susan B. Anthony. Just like the title states, McMillen tells the background stories from where they came from and their lives, how they came about to take upon the cause of women 's rights, the astonishing advances they made during their life, and the memorable and astonishing moments they performed during their lifetime.
To understand the pain women, felt, people would have to realize what women went through to get their respect and freedom from judgement, stereotypes and harm. In the 1800’s women were sought as lesser individuals compared to men. They were automatically viewed as house maids, wife’s, parents to children, basically the head of the house but they never got the recognition they deserved. Basically, less than any other individual. Not until 1848 in a small town in Seneca, New York, where powerful women spoke at a human nature changing convention about their reasons towards why women should get rights just like males. McMillen stitches together a wide range of background information of the four of many outstanding leaders with a detailed outline of the reform…

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