French reformer Jenny P. d'Héricourt wrote "Madame Rose," a short biography of women's rights reformer Ernestine L. Rose, after Rose's visit to France in 1856. While the record of Rose's more than thirty years of activism in American reform movements can be found in convention proceedings and contemporary newspaper reports of her lectures, little information about her childhood in Poland or her young adult years in Prussia and England is available. Even her early years in the United States, prior to an organized women's rights movement in 1850, are sparsely documented."Madame Rose" is an important resource for Rose's biographers and other scholars because it contains personal information not available elsewhere. Before this publication, only abbreviated English-language versions have been available. A translation of the original French text with accompanying commentary is offered here as source material for scholars.


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