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作者 Hawkes, Andrea Constantine
書名 The life of Elizabeth McClintock Phillips, 1821--1896: A story of family, friends, community, and a self-made woman
國際標準書號 0542059746
book jacket
說明 375 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 66-03, Section: A, page: 1130
Adviser: Marli F. Weiner
Thesis (Ph.D.)--The University of Maine, 2005
Elizabeth McClintock Phillips was a Quaker, an abolitionist, a framer of the Declaration of Sentiments, and an initiator of the first woman's rights convention at Seneca Falls in 1848. Phillips established and carried on a successful business in Philadelphia from 1857 to 1886 as a consequence of her practiced individualism cultivated in Quaker culture and her entrepreneurial spirit developed in the abolition and woman's rights movement. This analyzes Phillips' extended family, friends, and religious and reform communities (who included Lucretia Mott, Abby Kelley Foster, Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, and Theodore Parker) to determine their influences, interactions, and connections in the construction of Phillips' sense of self and her actions and accomplishments. Individualism is the central theme in this study; each chapter explores Phillips and her family's struggle to maintain the integrity of their individualism in Philadelphia, Waterloo, New York, and the Delaware Valley in relation to religion, reform, economics, and family, with particular reference to the historical question of woman as an autonomous individual
While historians emphasize Elizabeth Cady Stanton as the principal architect of the first woman's rights movement in the United States, this study maintains that it happened when and how it did because of Phillips and her McClintock family. This dissertation argues that Phillips and Stanton's political friendship was the model for Stanton and Susan B. Anthony's fabled friendship and that Stanton first developed and exercised her intellectual leadership role in the woman's movement with Phillips
This documents how the McClintocks founded and sustained the Hicksite and Progressive branches of the Society of Friends, the Free Produce and abolitionist movements, two utopian communities, and re-energized the woman's movement after the Civil War in Vineland, New Jersey. It suggests that the extended McClintock family was one of the most important reform families in antebellum America. The biography of Phillips---who depended on her family, friends, and communities to become a "self-made woman"---shows how the central theme of individualism connects the larger themes of family, religion, and capitalism, and it highlights the social justice values and liberating potential of Christianity and liberal individualism in the nineteenth century
School code: 0113
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Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 66-03A
主題 History, United States
Women's Studies
Biography
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Alt Author The University of Maine
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