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Elizabeth Cady Stanton and her daughter, Harriot, 1856, Daguerreotype, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington D.C., 97500106.

Resource 17: Reactions to Seneca Falls

These passages from newspapers in New York, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania were reproduced by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and her co-authors in their History of Woman Suffrage. The critical tone of these clips surprised the women who had taken part and led many to disavow their role in the event.

Creative: Tronvig Group