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By Jill Norgren

ISBN-10: 0814758347

ISBN-13: 9780814758342

ISBN-10: 0814758517

ISBN-13: 9780814758519

Foreword via U.S. best courtroom Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

In Belva Lockwood: the lady Who will be President, prize-winning criminal historian Jill Norgren recounts, for the 1st time, the existence tale of 1 of the 19th century’s so much striking and finished advocates for women’s rights. As Norgren indicates, Lockwood used to be fearless in confronting the male institution, commanding the eye of presidents, contributors of Congress, influential writers, and daily americans. Obscured for too lengthy within the historic shadow of her longtime colleague, Susan B. Anthony, Lockwood steps into the limelight finally during this enticing new biography.

Born on a farm in upstate manhattan in 1830, Lockwood married younger and reluctantly turned a farmer’s spouse. After her husband's untimely demise, besides the fact that, she earned a faculty measure, grew to become a instructor, and moved to Washington, DC with plans to develop into an attorney-an profession all yet closed to ladies. not just did she turn into one of many first lady legal professionals within the united states, yet in 1879 grew to become the 1st girl ever allowed to perform on the bar of the excellent courtroom.

In 1884 Lockwood persisted her trailblazing methods because the first girl to run a whole crusade for the U.S. Presidency. She ran for President back in 1888. even supposing her candidacies have been unsuccessful (as she knew they'd be), Lockwood confirmed that ladies may well compete with males within the political area. After those campaigns she labored tirelessly on behalf of the common Peace Union, hoping, till her dying in 1917, that she, or the association, could win the Nobel Peace Prize.

Belva Lockwood merits to be much better identified. As Norgren notes, it truly is most likely that Lockwood will be well known this day as a feminist pioneer if so much of her own papers had no longer been destroyed after her loss of life. thankfully for readers, Norgren stocks a lot of her subject’s tenacity and he or she has ensured Lockwood’s rightful position in historical past with this meticulously researched and fantastically written book.

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