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By Sylvia D. Hoffert

A big apple socialite and feminist, Alva Vanderbilt Belmont was once recognized to be domineering, temperamental, and opinionated. Her unravel to get her personal method whatever the results stood her in sturdy stead whilst she joined the yank lady suffrage circulate in 1909. Thereafter, she used her wealth, her administrative services, and her social superstar to assist persuade Congress to move the nineteenth modification after which to cajole the exhausted leaders of the nationwide Woman’s celebration to begin an international broad equivalent rights crusade. Sylvia D. Hoffert argues that Belmont was once a feminist visionary and that her monetary aid used to be an important to the good fortune of the suffrage and equivalent rights pursuits. She additionally indicates how Belmont’s activism, and the money she used to help it, enriches our figuring out of the non-public dynamics of the yankee woman’s rights stream. Her research of Belmont’s memoirs illustrates how Belmont went concerning the complicated and collaborative strategy of growing her public self.

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