Autobiography | Literature Criticism Ann D. Gordon

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Ann D. Gordon

SOURCE: "The Political Is the Personal: Two Autobiographies of Woman Suffragists," in American Women's Autobiography: Fea(s)ts of Memory, edited by Margo Culley, The University of Wisconsin Press, 1992, pp. 111-27.

In the essay below, Gordon compares the autobiographies of Abigail Scott Duniway and Elizabeth Cady Stanton and argues that both suffragists used their autobiographies to further their political goals.

Woman suffragists, like other leaders of women in the nineteenth century, approached the art of autobiography with their public identities well crafted and their public voices tuned closely to a particular pitch of the cultures they sought to influence. In autobiography they might aspire to the definitive variation of their personal story but they did not start afresh. With an acute sense of the historical importance of their work, these leaders knew that they had etched their lives into the...

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