• Verlag: Book Jungle
  • Seitenzahl: 252
  • Erscheinungstermin: 9. März 2010
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 235mm x 191mm x 14mm
  • Gewicht: 478g
  • ISBN-13: 9781438537405
  • ISBN-10: 1438537409
  • Artikelnr.: 29496467
Jane Grey Cannon Swisshelm (1815-1884) was an American journalist, abolitionist, and advocate for women's rights, whose outspoken writing and public speaking were hallmarks of her impactful career. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Swisshelm overcame the societal constraints of her time to become a significant figure in the reform movements of the 19th century. Her critical work 'Half a Century' offers a compelling autobiography that chronicles her experiences and provides insight into the social and political landscape of the period. In 'Half a Century,' Swisshelm combines personal narrative with historical commentary, weaving her life story with the broader tapestry of American social reform. Notably, the book reflects her advocacy for the abolition of slavery and her tireless campaign for women's rights, including her push for property rights for married women. Swisshelm's literary style is characterized by its forthrightness and clarity, incorporating both her keen wit and trenchant social critique. Through her writing and other reform activities, she influenced public opinion, contributing to the shifts that led to key legislative changes. Her impact on American journalism as one of the first female newspaper editors in the country is significant and her legacy in feminist literature and activism remains influential. Swisshelm's pioneering spirit and commitment to justice are emblematic of her life and work, solidifying her place in American history as a dedicated reformer and writer.