Alva Vanderbilt Belmont: Unlikely Champion of Women's Rights

Alva Vanderbilt Belmont: Unlikely Champion of Women's Rights

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A New York socialite and feminist, Alva Vanderbilt Belmont was known to be domineering, temperamental, and opinionated. Her resolve to get her own way regardless of the consequences stood her in good stead when she joined the American woman suffrage movement in 1909. Thereafter, she used her wealth, her administrative expertise, and her social celebrity to help convince Congress to pass the 19th Amendment and then to persuade the exhausted leaders of the National… (more)

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Publisher: Indiana University Press (November 23, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 296 pages

File size: 2.7 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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