By Sylvia D. Hoffert
A big apple socialite and feminist, Alva Vanderbilt Belmont was once recognized to be domineering, temperamental, and opinionated. Her get to the bottom of to get her personal approach whatever the effects stood her in stable stead whilst she joined the yank girl suffrage circulation 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 occasion to begin an international extensive equivalent rights crusade. Sylvia D. Hoffert argues that Belmont used to be a feminist visionary and that her monetary aid was once an important to the luck of the suffrage and equivalent rights routine. She additionally indicates how Belmont’s activism, and the cash she used to help it, enriches our knowing of the non-public dynamics of the yankee woman’s rights circulation. Her research of Belmont’s memoirs illustrates how Belmont went concerning the advanced and collaborative means of developing her public self.
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Alva Vanderbilt Belmont: Unlikely Champion of Women's Rights by Sylvia D. Hoffert