Amelia Bloomer

Amelia Bloomer

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Amelia Jenks Bloomer (May 27, 1818 - December 30, 1894) was an American women's rights and temperance advocate. Even though she did not create the women's clothing reform style known as bloomers, her name became associated with it because of her early and strong advocacy. Bloomer came from a family of modest means and received only a few years of formal schooling. When she was 22, she married attorney Dexter Bloomer who encouraged her to write for his New York newspaper, the Seneca Falls County Courier. In 1848, Bloomer attended the Woman's Rights Convention at Seneca Falls. In 1849, Bloomer began publishing her views on temperance and social issues in her own bi-weekly publication, The Lily. While the newspaper initially focused on temperance, Bloomer came under the influence of temperance activist and suffragette Elizabeth Cady Stanton who contributed articles on the broader issues of women's rights.show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Miss Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 613491939X
  • 9786134919395