by Lois nner
On July 19,1848, in the village of Seneca Falls, New York, some 300 people crowded into a small Methodist chapel, drawn by an announcement in the daily Seneca County Courier. The notice pro- claimed something unheard of-a two-day "Woman's Rights Conven- tion." Despite a request that men stay away until the second day, about 40 curious males showed up at the start.
The organizers of the convention-Lucretia Mott, a 55-year-old Quaker activist from Philadelphia, and Elizabeth...