Feminist Author and Women's Rights Activist Elizabeth Oakes Smith (1806-1893) was a poet, novelist, editor, lecturer and women's rights activist whose career spanned six decades. Today Smith is best known for her feminist writings, including "Woman and Her Needs," a series of essays published in the New York Tribune between 1850 and 1851 that argued for women's equal rights to political and Continued ..
Wife of John Hay: President Abraham Lincoln's Secretary On the shores of Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire, John and Clara Stone Hay sought refuge from public life, and in 1888 they began acquiring abandoned farms that would eventually total nearly 1000 acres. In 1889 John and Clara hired architect George F. Hammond who designed a summerhouse in the style of the time with gambrel roof and a long open Continued ..
One of the First Feminists in the United States Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815–1902) was a social reformer, editor, writer and leading figure in the early women's rights movement. Her Declaration of Sentiments, calling for a full spectrum of rights for women, was presented at the first Women's Rights Convention in 1848. For many years thereafter Stanton was the architect and author of the Continued ..
Union Spy and First Female Private Investigator The person in this Civil War era photo is believed to be Kate Warne. It was cropped from a larger photo of Allan Pinkerton and his operatives during the War. This is the only person in that photo without facial hair, and the figure also appears feminine. Kate Warne was born in 1833 in New York City, and was left a childless widow shortly after Continued ..