Mary Wollstonecraft — philosopher, writer, editor, translator, and reviewer

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Creator(s):
Wollstonecraft, Mary
Title:
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: with Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects
Publication/Origin:
London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1792
Description:
When Edmund Burke attacked the French Revolution in his Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790), Wollstonecraft joined other English radicals, including Catharine Macaulay and Thomas Paine, in writing responses calling for reform and arguing for religious and civil liberties. Her Vindication of the Rights of Men (1790) was particularly successful. She followed up with A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792)--another bestseller and quickly translated into multiple languages. In it she asserted that women have the same fundamental rights as men and only appear to be inferior because of their inferior education.
Citation:
Wollstonecraft, Mary, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: with Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects, London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1792, Lisa Unger Baskin Collection, Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University. Accessed March 04, 2021, https://exhibits.library.duke.edu/exhibits/show/baskin/item/4065
 

 

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