Eighty Years And More: Reminiscences 1815-1897

by Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) New York: T. Fisher Unwin, 1898.

This is a classic if you want to move into the life and times of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Link to reading it online. It’s perfect when you’re tired of reading ABOUT someone and long to hear their own voice. Of course, you aren’t likely to get the juicy details of what Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s personal life was like, down to intimate details, but she isn’t shy about telling the reader what she thinks about being the mother of seven children and the mind of the women’s movement in terms of speeches and in-depth writing. The memoir is a compelling document and one worth adding to your bookshelf.