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By Sylvia D. Hoffert

A long island socialite and feminist, Alva Vanderbilt Belmont used to be recognized to be domineering, temperamental, and opinionated. Her unravel to get her personal manner whatever the effects stood her in reliable stead while she joined the yankee girl suffrage flow in 1909. Thereafter, she used her wealth, her administrative services, and her social big name to aid persuade Congress to go the nineteenth modification after which to cajole the exhausted leaders of the nationwide Woman’s occasion to begin a global broad 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 realizing of the private dynamics of the yank woman’s rights move. Her research of Belmont’s memoirs illustrates how Belmont went in regards to the advanced and collaborative technique of developing her public self.

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