Selected Special Collections
Susan B. Anthony Collection
Selected images from the collection
Mary Wollstonecraft. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792).
This work was considered one of the first books written by a woman promoting
women's rights to equality.
In her inscription in this copy of Uncle Tom's Cabin, Susan
B. Anthony explains the book was originally given to well-known anti-slavery
and women's rights advocate Lydia Mott (1793-1880) by her friend William
Topp, a tailor and black abolitionist from Albany, New York. In 1874, Lydia
Mott gave the book to Susan B. Anthony.