- The "Woman Question"
- Woman's Rights in Worcester
- Why Worcester?
- How Abby Kelley Turned Seneca Falls on Its Ear Five Years Before the Seneca Falls Woman's Rights Convention
The first National Woman's Rights Convention resolved to support "equality for all, without distinction of sex or color," setting it apart from others of its day. Contemporaries saw it as the beginning of the organized women's rights movement.
- Why Commemorate the 1850 Convention?
- The radical egalitarian agenda of the first National Woman's Rights Convention of 1850 (220KB PDF)
- Call to the Convention
- Proceedings of the 1850 National Women's Rights Convention
- Members of the 1850 Convention
- Letters published with the Proceedings
- "Argument on Woman's Rights"
- Elizabeth Blackwell's critique of the 1850 Convention
- Contemporary newspaper accounts of the 1850 Convention
- Harriet Taylor, "Enfranchisement of Women,"
Male Voices on Woman's Rights
- Brother Jonathan's Wife: A Lecture
- Diary for October 26, 1850
- Woman's Rights Convention and People of Color
- Sermon: of the public function of woman
- Ought Women to Learn the Alphabet?
- A Dream of the Period
- Report of the Massachusetts Committee on the Qualifications of Voters (1852)
- Lucretia Mott's Diary of Her Visit to Great Britain to Attend the World's Anti-Slavery Convention of 1840
- Paulina Wright Davis, A History of the National Woman's Rights Movement (1870)
- Harriet H. Robinson, Massachusetts in the woman suffrage movement. A general, political, legal and legislative history from 1774, to 1881 (1883) [excerpted + Appendix H: The Woman Suffrage Commemorative Convention In 1880
- Catherine E. Beecher, The True Remedy for the Wrongs of Woman excerpts
- "LINES TO ABBY KELLEY FOSTER," By C. Louisa Morgan, The Liberator, November 1, 1850, reprinted from the Anti-Slavery Bugle.
- Controversy over the [Boston] Female Medical Education Society between "E.A.S." and Samuel Gregory in The Liberator (1850)
- Advertisements from The North Star (1850) for "water cure spas" and other alternative therapies
- Open letter in The Liberator on prostitution from Caroline Wells (Healey) Dall to Paulina Wright Davis
- "Pity," an unsigned poem about prostitution (from The Liberator)
- New York newspaper's humorous account of the Jenny Lind "Rage" (from The Liberator)
- Minnie Myrtle [Nancy Cummings Johnson (1815-1852)], "Strange Things I Have Seen and Heard" and other pieces from The Myrtle Wreath or Stray Leaves Recalled (N.Y.: Charles Scribner, 1854)
- "Woman's Mission," [poem] by Ebenezer Elliot. The North Star, October 3, 1850
- "WOMAN'S POWER" [poem] by Frank J. Walters,Godey's Lady's Book, February 1850
- "The Vacant Chair," [poem] by Richard Coe, Jr., Godey's Lady's Book, January 1850
- George Denison Prentice, Prenticeana or Wit and Humor in Paragraphs, by the Editor of the Louisville Journal (1860)
- "LATE, LATER, LATEST, AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT FROM CHARLESTON -- OUR SPECIAL DISPATCHES BY THE UNDERGROUND LINE" (1861) [satire of rumors of secession]
- "Who's to Be President? By a Lady" [humorous poem] (1864)
- "Homely Girls," Frank Leslie's Budget of Fun, January 1866
- The Lady's Guide to Perfect Gentility, in Manners, Dress, and Conversation, in the Family, in Company, at the Piano Forte, The Table, in the Street, and in Gentlemen's Society. Also a Useful Instructor in Letter Writing, Toilet Preparations, Fancy Needlework, Millinery, Dressmaking, Care of Wardrobe, the Hair, Teeth, Hands, Lips, Complexion, etc. By Emily Thornwell (New York: Derby and Jackson, 1856)
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