19th Century Author and Women's Rights Activist Lillie Devereux Blake was a leading feminist and reformer, as well as a prominent fiction writer, journalist, essayist and lecturer, who worked with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony for women's suffrage (the right to vote). She was born Elizabeth Johnson Devereux on August 12, 1833 to planters George Pollock Devereux and Sarah Continued ..
Author and Women's Rights Activist Caroline Wells Healey Dall was an author, journalist, lecturer and champion of women's rights. A feminist and Unitarian Church liberal, Dall played a significant role in the antislavery movement and as spokesperson for woman's access to education and employment. Early Years Caroline Healey was born on June 22, 1822, the oldest of eight children born to Continued ..
Author and California Pioneer Eliza Farnham (1815-1864) was an author, feminist, lecturer, activist for prison reform, and early proponent of the superiority of women. In her day, Farnham was once one of the most highly praised women nonfiction authors in the United States. She made national headlines with her writings and was at the vanguard of several social and political movements of her time, Continued ..
Author of the Elsie Dinsmore Novels Martha Finley (1828-1909) was a teacher and author of the well known the 28 volume Elsie Dinsmore series of novels which were published over a span of 38 years. Her Presbyterian upbringing was the source of inspiration for her life's work, especially in the Elsie books. For over forty years she sold more books than any other juvenile author, besides Louisa May Continued ..