Susan B. Anthony Archive

Clearing off the Cobwebs: Seneca Falls, New York and the first Women’s Rights Convention

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I was hopeful a few weeks ago, on Halloween weekend, when I drove to Seneca Falls, New York. There, in 1848, Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and other reformers organized the first Women’s Rights Convention...

Upton Sinclair, the spirit of Sophocles, and me: a Visit to Lily Dale

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  In 1922, writer and spiritualism convert Upton Sinclair wrote, “You may go to Lily Dale … and in row after row of tents, you may hear and even see, every kind of spirit you ever dreamed of, ringing bells and shaking tambourines and dancing jigs. And you may