By Sylvia D. Hoffert
A big apple 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 method whatever the effects stood her in stable stead whilst she joined the yank lady suffrage flow in 1909. Thereafter, she used her wealth, her administrative services, and her social star to assist persuade Congress to go the nineteenth modification after which to cajole the exhausted leaders of the nationwide Woman’s celebration to start up a global large equivalent rights crusade. Sylvia D. Hoffert argues that Belmont was once a feminist visionary and that her monetary aid was once the most important to the good fortune of the suffrage and equivalent rights hobbies. 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 yank woman’s rights stream. Her research of Belmont’s memoirs illustrates how Belmont went in regards to the advanced and collaborative strategy of growing her public self.
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Alva Vanderbilt Belmont: Unlikely Champion of Women's Rights by Sylvia D. Hoffert