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Mary Wollstonecraft (1759 - 1797) - Founder of Modern Feminism?

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Wollstonecraft was way ahead of her time in her thoughts on education and work. She strongly advocated equal education. Wollstonecraft authored several books but her best known book (in print today) is A Vindication of the Rights of Women, published in 1792. Early USA suffragists said they were influenced by Wollstonecraft. Susan B Anthony serialized A Vindication of the Rights of Women in the suffrage newspaper she was involved with. Lucretia Mott is said to have kept a copy of A Vindication of the Rights of Women out on a table in her home.

Wollstonecraft was also the mother of Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein.


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