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Mistress of Herself
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Mistress of Herself is the first definitive collection of speeches and letters from early women’s rights leader Ernestine Rose. Rose was unique among the founders of the U.S. women’s rights movement as a Polish immigrant of Jewish background. Her compelling oratory linked women’s rights, the abolition of slavery and religious freedom. She was an indispensible figure within feminism and the early women’s rights movement and is properly placed among the leaders of American feminism’s first generation.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xvii-xx
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  1. Preface and Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xxi-xxix
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-55
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  1. Editor’s Note
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  1. 1840–1850
  1. Toasts at the Thomas Paine Celebration
  2. pp. 59-61
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  1. Speech at the New England Social Reform Society Convention: “A Word to My Sisters”
  2. pp. 62-64
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  1. Letter to Robert Owen
  2. pp. 65-67
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  1. Letter to Robert Owen
  2. p. 68
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  1. Speech at the Infidel Convention
  2. pp. 69-74
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  1. Letter to Robert Owen
  2. p. 71
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  1. Speech at the Thomas Paine Celebration: The 1848 Revolutions in Europe
  2. pp. 72-74
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  1. Speech at the Thomas Paine Celebration: Women in International Freedom Fights
  2. pp. 75-79
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  1. Resolution and Speech at the First National Woman’s Rights Convention: “Woman’s Sphere”
  2. pp. 80-82
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  1. 1851–1855
  1. Letter to the Editor: Sketches of Lecturing
  2. pp. 85-86
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  1. Letter from Two French Women’s Rights Reformers
  2. pp. 87-90
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  1. Speeches at the Second National Woman’s Rights Convention
  2. pp. 91-103
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  1. Letter to the Editor: The Tribune and the Great Accident
  2. pp. 104-106
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  1. Reviews of Horace Mann’s Two Lectures
  2. pp. 107-120
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  1. Speech at the Third National Woman’s Rights Convention:“A Child of Israel”
  2. pp. 121-122
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  1. Debate at the Third National Woman’s Rights Convention on Biblical Authority for Women’s Rights
  2. pp. 123-130
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  1. Speech at Robert Owen’s Birthday Celebration
  2. pp. 131-134
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  1. Speech at the Hartford Bible Convention:“Trample the Bible, the Church, and the Priests”
  2. pp. 135-144
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  1. Letter to the Editor: Describing the Hartford Bible Convention
  2. pp. 145-146
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  1. Speech at the Anniversary of West Indian Emancipation
  2. pp. 147-152
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  1. Speeches at the New York State Woman’s Rights Convention (“The Mob Convention”)
  2. pp. 153-156
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  1. Speech at the Fourth National Woman’s Rights Convention: “The Double Standard of Sexual Morality”
  2. pp. 157-162
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  1. Testimony Before Select Committee of the New York State Assembly
  2. pp. 163-164
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  1. Attack in the Albany Register and Ernestine L. Rose’s Response
  2. pp. 165-168
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  1. Diary of Lecture Tour to the Border South with Ernestine L. Rose
  2. pp. 169-175
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  1. Letter to the Editor: “Slavery and Reform”
  2. pp. 176-178
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  1. Speech at the Fifth National Woman’s Rights Convention: “A Great and Immutable Truth”
  2. pp. 179-180
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  1. Speech at the Thomas Paine Celebration: “The Rights of Woman”
  2. pp. 181-183
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  1. Testimony Before Select Committee of the New York State Assembly
  2. pp. 184-186
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  1. Speech at the New England Anti-Slavery Convention: “All Free or All Slave”
  2. pp. 187-193
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  1. Letters to the Editor: Lecture Tour of “the West” and the Legacy of Frances Wright
  2. pp. 194-196
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  1. Letter to the Editor: “Mrs. Rose and the Bangor Mercury”
  2. pp. 197-199
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  1. 1856–1860
  1. Speech at the Thomas Paine Celebration: Defending Herself, Thomas Paine, and Freethinkers
  2. pp. 203-206
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  1. Letter to the Editor: “Farewell Letter of Mrs. Rose”
  2. pp. 207-210
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  1. Travel Letter No. 2: Visiting Robert Owen
  2. pp. 211-213
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  1. Travel Letter No. 3: The Tower of London, Symbol of Cruelty
  2. pp. 214-215
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  1. Travel Letter No. 10: Manners and Morals of the French
  2. pp. 216-218
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  1. Travel Letter No. 11: Italy and the Church
  2. pp. 219-221
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  1. Speeches at the Seventh National Woman’s Rights Convention
  2. pp. 222-237
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  1. Letter to the Editor: “The English Divorce Bill”
  2. pp. 238-239
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  1. Letter to the Editor: “England Ruled by a Prayer Book”
  2. pp. 240-243
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  1. Letter to the Editor: “The Free Love Question”
  2. pp. 244-245
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  1. Speech at the Thomas Paine Celebration: Separation of Church and State
  2. pp. 246-248
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  1. Letter to the Editor:“Rise, Progress, and Fall of a Free Church”
  2. pp. 249-254
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  1. Letter to the Editor with Text of the New York State Married Women’s Property Act
  2. pp. 255-259
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  1. Speech at the Tenth National Woman’s Rights Convention:Political Activism and Women’s Rights
  2. pp. 260-265
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  1. The Divorce Debate
  2. pp. 266-283
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  1. Petition: Appeal to the Women of New York
  2. pp. 284-287
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  1. 1861–1867
  1. Speech at the Thomas Paine Celebration: “Freedom or Slavery”
  2. pp. 291-294
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  1. Speech: “A Defence of Atheism”
  2. pp. 295-300
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  1. Letter and Toast for the Committee of the Paine Celebration, Boston
  2. pp. 301-302
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  1. Speeches at the National Convention of the Loyal Women of the Republic
  2. pp. 303-310
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  1. Debate on the Jews in the Boston Investigator
  2. pp. 311-333
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  1. Speech at the First Anniversary of the American Equal Rights Association: Voices for Votes
  2. pp. 334-339
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  1. Final Letters 1869–1880
  1. Letter to the National Woman Suffrage Convention in Washington, D.C.
  2. pp. 343-344
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  1. Letter to Susan B. Anthony:Reflections on the United States Centennial
  2. pp. 345-346
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  1. Letter to Susan B. Anthony: A Life of Activism
  2. pp. 347-349
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  1. Letter to the National Woman Suffrage Association Convention in Rochester, New York
  2. p. 350
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  1. Letter to Elizabeth Cady Stanton for the National Woman Suffrage Association Convention of 1880
  2. p. 351
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  1. Obituaries and Tributes
  1. Obituary for William E. Rose
  2. pp. 355-356
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  1. Eulogy for Ernestine L. Rose
  2. pp. 357-358
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  1. Tribute to Ernestine L. Rose at the 25th Annual Convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association
  2. pp. 359-360
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 361-364
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  1. Sources
  2. pp. 365-369
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 370-389
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