By Sylvia D. Hoffert
A long island socialite and feminist, Alva Vanderbilt Belmont was once identified to be domineering, temperamental, and opinionated. Her get to the bottom of to get her personal manner whatever the effects stood her in stable stead whilst she joined the yank girl suffrage stream in 1909. Thereafter, she used her wealth, her administrative services, and her social superstar to assist persuade Congress to cross the nineteenth modification after which to cajole the exhausted leaders of the nationwide Woman’s social gathering to begin an international vast equivalent rights crusade. Sylvia D. Hoffert argues that Belmont was once a feminist visionary and that her monetary aid used to be the most important to the good fortune of the suffrage and equivalent rights activities. She additionally indicates how Belmont’s activism, and the cash she used to aid it, enriches our figuring out of the private dynamics of the yankee woman’s rights circulation. Her research of Belmont’s memoirs illustrates how Belmont went concerning the complicated and collaborative means of growing her public self.
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Alva Vanderbilt Belmont: Unlikely Champion of Women's Rights by Sylvia D. Hoffert