Not only was Cady Stanton an advocate who influenced the U.S. public for over half a century, but she was also a leader in a great social movement. Her works still speak to us because they address issues of continuing concern, her arguments are grounded in cherished cultural values, and her skills with metaphor, analogy, and humor bring her ideas vividly before our eyes.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton's rhetoric is found in these major sources: the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers, Library of Congress, available on microfilm (ECSP, Reels 1-5); the History of Women microfilm collection (HOW), incorporating materials from many special collections; the journals that were the major outlets for woman's rights advocates such as the Lily, Una, Revolution, Woman's Journal, Woman's Tribune, and National Bulletin; and the Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, eds. Patricia G. Holland and Ann D. Gordon. Amherst: University of Massachusetts, 1990, microfilm and guide. Other primary sources are:
Elizabeth Cady Stanton As Revealed in Her Letters, Diary, and Reminiscences. 2 vols. Eds. Theodore Stanton and Harriot Stanton Blatch. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1922. (LDR)
Stanton Elizabeth Cady. Eighty Years and More: Reminiscences 1815-1897. 1898. Intro. Gail Parker. New York: Schocken, 1971.
Stanton Elizabeth Cady, and the Revising Committee. The Woman's Bible. 2 vols. 1895, 1898. Seattle: Coalition Task Force on Women and Religion, 1974.
Goodman James E. "The Origins of the 'Civil War' in the Reform Community: Elizabeth Cady Stanton on Woman's Rights and Reconstruction." Critical Matrix: Princeton Working Papers in Women's Studies 1, no. 2 ( 1985):1-29.
Banner Lois. Elizabeth Cady Stanton: A Radical for Women's Rights. Boston: Little, Brown, 1980.