By Sylvia D. Hoffert
A ny socialite and feminist, Alva Vanderbilt Belmont used to be identified to be domineering, temperamental, and opinionated. Her unravel to get her personal means whatever the results stood her in stable stead whilst she joined the yankee lady suffrage circulate in 1909. Thereafter, she used her wealth, her administrative services, and her social famous person to assist persuade Congress to move the nineteenth modification after which to cajole the exhausted leaders of the nationwide Woman’s occasion to start up an international vast equivalent rights crusade. Sylvia D. Hoffert argues that Belmont used to be 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 exhibits how Belmont’s activism, and the money she used to aid it, enriches our figuring out of the private dynamics of the yankee woman’s rights circulate. Her research of Belmont’s memoirs illustrates how Belmont went in regards to the complicated and collaborative technique of developing her public self.
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