New York: The Golden Age, 1871. 4" x 6-1/4". 17, [1-publishers notice] pp. Stitched. Old gum label and light rubberstamp at blank portion of title page; otherwise Very Good..
Tilton-- journalist, reformer, abolitionist, cuckolded by Henry Ward Beecher-- founded 'The Golden Age,' his New York political and literary weekly. From time to time he would print essays from 'The Golden Age', such as this one, on issues of concern for liberal reformers.
Tilton argues, in this published letter to Senator Charles Sumner, that "the Constitution, by its Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments, secures to women, as to other citizens, the right of suffrage." The Fourteenth Amendment, enacted in 1868, conferred American citizenship-- as opposed to citizenship of a particular State-- on "all persons born or naturalized in the United States." Voting, says Tilton, echoing and acknowledging other women suffrage advocates like Elizabeth Heyrick and Victoria Woodhull, is one of "the privileges and immunities of citizenship," and, as well, a natural right under the common law of England. Tilton addresses and rebuts the objections to this interpretation.
OCLC records about twelve locations under several accession numbers as of June 2019. Item #36039