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By Sylvia D. Hoffert

A long island socialite and feminist, Alva Vanderbilt Belmont used to be identified to be domineering, temperamental, and opinionated. Her get to the bottom of to get her personal approach whatever the results stood her in stable stead whilst she joined the yankee lady suffrage stream in 1909. Thereafter, she used her wealth, her administrative services, and her social superstar to aid persuade Congress to go the nineteenth modification after which to cajole the exhausted leaders of the nationwide Woman’s social gathering to begin an international large equivalent rights crusade. Sylvia D. Hoffert argues that Belmont used to be a feminist visionary and that her monetary help used to be an 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 knowing of the non-public dynamics of the yankee woman’s rights flow. Her research of Belmont’s memoirs illustrates how Belmont went concerning the advanced and collaborative strategy of growing her public self.

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