Elizabeth Cady Stanton — abolitionist and suffragist
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Stanton, Elizabeth Cady
The Slave’s Appeal
Albany: Weed, Parsons and Company, printers, 1860
On the eve of the Civil War, Elizabeth Cady Stanton published The Slave’s Appeal, in which she applied the Ten Commandments to the institution of slavery and exhorted New Yorkers to defy the Fugitive Slave Act. The Slave’s Appeal included petitions to be circulated so that the signatures collected could be sent to state legislatures to demand an end to slave hunting. Stanton and Susan B. Anthony would later oppose the Fifteenth Amendment, which granted suffrage to black men, because it did not enfranchise women.
Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, The Slave’s Appeal, Albany: Weed, Parsons and Company, printers, 1860, Lisa Unger Baskin Collection, Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University. Accessed March 20, 2023, https://exhibits.library.duke.edu/exhibits/show/baskin/item/4165