Film, Video Why Hannah Mather Crocker's Observations on the Real Rights of Women Matters at 200
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- Why Hannah Mather Crocker's Observations on the Real Rights of Women Matters at 200
- Eileen Hunt Botting discusses Hannah Mather Crocker's "Observations on the Real Rights of Women" (1818) the first book on women's rights published by an American. It can be compared in importance to Mary Wollstonecraft's "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman" (1792), both in terms of its genre (the traditionally masculine philosophical treatise) and its politics (engaging the controversial question of women's rights in the post-revolutionary era). The book is also important because of its rarity, with only a few known repositories registering it in their collections. Botting will discuss how the digitization of the book for its bicentennial by the Library of Congress is a vital step in encouraging further scholarship on this landmark work of feminist philosophy and American political thought, including the question of the book's reception and influence in the early to mid-19th century, especially among feminists and abolitionists.
- Event Date
- November 20, 2018
- - Eileen Hunt Botting is professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame.
- Running Time
- 1 hours 14 minutes 43 seconds
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