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And the Spirit Moved Them
And the Spirit Moved Them: The Lost Radical History of America's First Feminists | Helen LaKelly Hunt
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A decade prior to the Seneca Falls Convention, black and white women joined together at the 1837 Anti-Slavery Convention. In this historical investigation, Hunt looks at the pioneers who converged abolitionism and womens rights; incited by holy indignation to challenge slavery and patriarchy, they created a blueprint for an intersectional feminism ahead of its time.
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Hunt discovers a small booklet while doing research in a library that covered the first women‘s anti-slavery conference in the US in 1837, less than 10 years before what is known as 1st Women‘s Rights Conference in Seneca Falls, NY. Though Hunt‘s book is less than 250 pages, she covers a lot of territory with the lives of the women from the 1837 conference, and how today‘s feminism can be traced back to these women. ⬇️⬇️⬇️

Librarybelle What I like about this is Hunt‘s way of bringing the women‘s own words into her history, with parts of their speeches and letter segments interlaced with the history. Those who read last month‘s #LiteraryCrew book, The Invention of Wings, will recognize the Grimke sisters as two of the women Hunt highlights in her book. Personally, I knew a little bit about the conferences Hunt highlights, but it was good to get a deeper dive.⬇️⬇️⬇️ 2mo
Librarybelle One thing of note - Hunt spends a lot of time looking at religion and spirituality and feminism and the ties that religion had with these women (and she relates to as a contemporary feminist). Interesting read for anyone who wishes to know more about early feminism and some pretty courageous women who took a stand against horrible practices. #19822022 #2017 2mo
Graywacke Great post. This sounds terrific. 2mo
Librarybelle Thank you, @Graywacke ! It was a great library book find! 2mo
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Starting this: a history of feminists who organized prior to the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention. #feminists #abolitionists

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Lots of Litfluence can be seen in this stack from this morning's bookstore trip. I think it's safe to say that I'm #myownworstenemy , especially when it comes to books. As soon as I got home I placed an Amazon order for some books I wanted that the bookstore didn't have. Hey, it makes me happy. 📚📚#nosuchthingastoomanybooks #90sInJuly

Cinfhen No judgement from me! Books make me happy too😃 5y
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5y
SharonGoforth @Cinfhen @LeahBergen I knew you all would understand 😊😊 5y
saresmoore They make me so happy, too! I've just been rearranging numbers in the budget to allow for a book purchase myself. 😬 I am finding The Changeling quite riveting and the cover is 😍! 5y
SharonGoforth @saresmoore Book budgets are indeed a numbers game!! I remembered your post on The Changeling when I saw it this morning, so I had to get it 😊. Glad it's good-I'm looking forward to reading it! 5y
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