Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s complex legacy

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    Elizabeth Cady Stanton, along with her ally Susan B. Anthony, was one of the most famous and most influential leaders of the American movement for women’s suffrage. She is also one of the more difficult figures for contemporary feminists to celebrate, considering how racist were the arguments she employed in campaigning against the granting of voting rights for freed slaves before white women got the vote. This legacy lies at the heart of Penn State history and women’s studies professor LORI D. GINZBERG’s new biography, Elizabeth Cady Stanton: An American Life. Dr. Ginzberg joins us in studio today for a lively discussion of the feminist icon’s troubling life and legacy.

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