Susan B. Anthony: “The Status of Woman, Past, Present, and Future”

(1897)

Glossary

  • boarded ’round sent to live in other households
  • carding brushing fabric in order to disentangle fibers
  • common law law based primarily on past legal judgments, rather than on statutes passed by a legislative body such as the U.S. Congress
  • crabbed irritable, crabby
  • elective franchise the right to vote
  • electors elected representatives from each state whose vote, in the Electoral College, decides presidential elections
  • enfranchisement provision of the right to vote
  • engrossing preparing official documents according to precise legal procedures
  • improvident unwilling or incapable of providing for the needs of those under one’s care
  • Mary Wollstonecraft prominent English feminist (1759–1797) whose daughter, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, wrote Frankenstein
  • notaries public persons legally authorized to witness the signing of documents, administer oaths, and perform other duties
  • per annum per year
  • spinsterhood a term, common in the time before the...
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