Suffragist and antislavery activist ernestine rose. Stories about ernestine s early life are largely anecdotal, often based on stories she told to friends and interviewers. History is written by the victors and between rose s death in 1892 and the 1970s, american history focused on white men and their achievements. Republican principles in her 1845 book woman in the nineteenth century document 111, margaret fuller wrote, i think women need, especially at this juncture, a much greater range of occupation than they have, to rouse their latent powers. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes. Born in poland to a jewish family, ernestine louise rose 1810 1892 was a feminist, abolitionist, freethinker, and atheist. She is currently the director of the ernestine rose society and a scholar at the womens. Ernestine rose is the author of monday morning blues 2. Unique among the founders of the womens rights movement because she was a polish immigrant of jewish background, celebrated orator ernestine rose 18101882 won the title queen of the platform for her brilliant speeches, advocating and linking womens rights, religious. This achievement is all the more remarkable because she was an immigrant, an atheist, and a jew, which made her unique in the early womens movement and extremely.
Kolmerten has recovered the most eloquent and persuasive speeches and letters of the movement itself. Most uptodate and wellresearched biography of rose. Her parents and paternal grandparents lived in hay ground, a settlement considered at the time to be part of the hamlet of bridgehampton, located on the south fork of the eastern end of long island, about 100 miles from manhattan. What does ernestine rose suggest will eventually bring about womens equality in the united states. Speaking at the annual thomas paine dinner in new york on this date in 1848, ernestine l. Rose, ernestine louise potowski national womens hall of. Anthony, lucretia mott, paulina kellogg wright davis and sojourner truth and fought for womens rights and abolition. Once upon a time, a girl had a father, a prince, a society of f. Ernestine rose phone, address, background info whitepages. Ernestine rose interesting stories about famous people. No sooner did ernestine rose arrive in new york in may of 1836, than she was. Ernestine louise rose january, 1810 august 4, 1892 was a suffragist, abolitionist, and freethinker who has been called the first jewish feminist. By the 1850s, rose had become an outstanding orator for feminism, free thought, and antislavery. Despite being one of the most wellknown and influential speakers for womens rights during the first half of the nineteenth century, rose faced much contempt during her.
Largely forgotten in contemporary discussions of the american womens rights movement. Rose, along with a perspective on the life of an inspiring, courageous, and controversial founding leader of the first wave of feminism. Born in the polish ghetto to the town rabbi and his wife, ernestine potowski received a better education and more freedom than was typical for. The three others are listed and available for purchase in the other books section of this site.
An immigrant from poland, a communitarian socialist, an atheist, and a jew, she was more ultraist, to use a thenfaddish term, than anyone she shared a stage with. Jan 31, 2008 the womens studies research center at brandeis university joins the feminist press at city college of new york in announcing paula doressworters groundbreaking work, a collection of the speeches and letters of ernestine l. Ernestine rose had been almost completely forgotten by the turn of the twentieth century. Ernestine rose was born on march 19, 1880, in bridgehampton, new york, and named after ernestine polowsky rose, a nineteenthcentury feminist. She refused an arranged marriage, and instead sued her father for her share of the inheritance. Apr 06, 2017 ernestine rose was born ernestine potowsky on january, 1810, as a jew, a pole and female, a circumstance anderson refers to as three oppressive situations. Ernestine rose in 1881 ernestine louise rose january 1810 4 august 1892 was an atheist feminist, individualist feminist, and abolitionist. National american woman suffrage association collection. Ernestine rose 18101892 was a prosuffrage, antislavery orator in the united states whose activism was recognized by contemporaries as a key contribution to the suffrage movement. Ernestine rose in the 1840s and 1850s, rose joined the pantheon of great american women, a group that included such influential women as elizabeth cady stanton, susan b. Ernestine louise rose january, 1810 august 4, 1892 was an atheist feminist, individualist feminist, and abolitionist. Adah isaacs menken and the birth of american celebrity cambridge university press, 2003 is being published in association with the american antiquarian society. To learn more about the great ernestine rose, please check out.
Ernestine rose, 18101892 by janet freedman for the jewish womens archive. Review of the rabbis atheist daughter society for us. Doressworters is a resident scholar at the womens studies research center at brandeis university, founder of the ernestine rose society, and coauthor of the original and subsequent editions of our bodies, ourselves and related books. Ernestine louise potowski rose ernestine rose, often cited by susan b. Ernestine rose in new york city the gotham center for. Her father was a rabbi, but even as a girl ernestine rose questioned religion. Her father was a rich rabbi and her mother the daughter of a wealthy. Nov 28, 2011 ernestine rose was an only child, born in 1880 to two anglo americans, farmer stephen rose and teacher anna chatfield.
The roses soon opened a small fancy and perfumery store in their home, where rose sold. Prior to this, she was being treated for lung cancer at memorial sloan kettering hospital, new york, ny for the past year. Ernestine louise rose january, 1810 august 4, 1892 was a suffragist, abolitionist, and. Ernestine rose, polishborn american reformer and suffragist, an active figure in the 19thcentury womens rights, antislavery, and temperance movements. The immigrant activist who loved americas ideals, if not its. Known as the queen of the platform, ernestine rose was more famous than her womens rights coworkers, elizabeth cady stanton and susan b. She was one of the major intellectual forces behind the womens rights movement in nineteenthcentury america. A family affair written by the talented writer, ernestine rose, held my interest from beginning to end. Mistress of herself is the first definitive collection of speeches and letters from early womens rights leader ernestine rose.
Parents need to know that the rose society is the second volume of the saga begun in the young elites by marie lu, a uthor of the legend trilogy. About ernestine rose ernestine rose society brandeis. Brandeis university features the ernestine rose society at the womens studies and research center. Ernestine rose society a feminist pioneer the mission of the ernestine rose society is to revive the legacy of this important early 19thcentury reformer by recognizing her pioneering role in the first wave of feminism. View phone numbers, addresses, public records, background check reports and possible arrest records for ernestine rose. For more than 20 years, ernestine rose, born in poland in 1810, worked as a leading prosuffrage, antislavery orator in the united states. Rose at the third national womans rights convention, syracuse, n. Americans dont typically recognize ernestine rose as a prominent figure in the early u. When rose began speaking out in public, her vision of a new society. National american woman suffrage association collection library of congress stone, lucy rose, ernestine l. Ernestine roses extemporaneous speeches on religious freedom, public. American studies at case western reserve university. Whitepages people search is the most trusted directory.
By the 1850s, ernestine rose 181092 was one of the most famous women in the united states, known as an outstanding orator for womens rights, antislavery, and free thought. Ernestine rose was an only child, born in 1880 to two anglo americans, farmer stephen rose and teacher anna chatfield. Share ernestine rose quotations about atheism, human rights and wife. Elizabeth cady stanton publicly eulogized her as indispensable. About ernestine rose ernestine rose society brandeis university. Despite being one of the most wellknown and influential speakers for womens rights during the first half of the nineteenth century, rose faced much contempt during her life and erasure after her death. Ernestine rose is the author of monday morning blues 3. Ernestine louise rose january, 1810 august 4, 1892 was an atheist, feminist, and abolitionist. This background made her an outlier to most of american society, which always.
Indianapolis, indiana historical society 1957 ocolc802304678. As was the custom, her father assigned rose and her dowry in. Anderson has filled a longstanding and somewhat embarrassing gap in the history of north american civil rights activism. Ernestine rose in new york city the gotham center for new.
Doressworterss carefully researched introduction and explanatory notes provide a rich cultural context for understanding this remarkable woman. While her name may have been lost to history for far too long, american women are still profiting from her activism. Carol kolmerten, author of the american life of ernestine l. Ernestine rose american social reformer britannica. Join facebook to connect with ernestine rose and others you may know. Her career spanned from the 1830s to the 1870s, making her a contemporary to the more famous suffragists elizabeth cady stanton and susan b. During her study at the new york state library school, she worked a summer at a branch of the new york. In the 1840s and 1850s, ernestine rose joined the pantheon of great american women elizabeth cady stanton, lucretia mott, paulina wright and sojourner truth who fought both for womens rights and against slavery. Rose also traveled to michigan, where she was the first woman to publicly demand that women there be given the vote. The schlesinger libary, radcliffe institute, harvard university. She inherited substantial property at the death of her mother. Explore free books, like the victory garden, and more browse now. Buy this book this revelatory biography revises the history of the.
Today, she is a member of the national womens hall of fame, based in seneca falls, n. The multicultural ideal and social activism of ernestine rose. Nov 03, 2018 as a public speaker, ernestine rose was more famousand notoriousthan elizabeth cady stanton and susan b. Ernestine rose, international feminist pioneer, published by oxford university press, is the fourth ive written in womens history. Once upon a time, a girl had a father, a prince, a society of friends. Apr 27, 2017 the immigrant activist who loved americas ideals, if not its actions by the 1850s, ernestine rose was a wellknown public figure, far more famous than her allies elizabeth cady stanton and. Its a fastmoving fantasy novel about young outcasts who develop magical powers in what seems like an alternate renaissance europe. If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel that. Why ernestine rose is important today bonnie anderson. Fame, and in 1998 the ernestine rose society was founded to revive the legacy of this. It is only when she arrives in america that we have a substantial historical record of her public life. Ernestine rose, international feminist pioneer, emerita professor of history at brooklyn college and the graduate center, cuny, bonnie s. Ernestine rose book, rights, letters we have hardly an adequate idea how allpowerful law is in forming public opinion, in giving tone and character to the mass of society. I write a blog post about once a month, which you can find here or you can subscribe to get it in your inbox my new book, the rabbis atheist daughter.
Rose was one of the most important, but also one of the leastknown, womens rights activists in nineteenthcentury america. American social reformer by the editors for encyclop. Ernestine louise rose by the american jewish historical society via the jewish virtual library. But heeding roses own words, spoken at new yorks annual thomas paine celebration of 1840. Bestselling author and new york times proclaimed hit factory marie lu delivers another heartpounding adventure in this exhilarating sequel to the young elites. When she discovered that the paine society didnt allow women to join. But mention the name ernestine rose to the next feminist you meet, and odds.
As a public speaker, ernestine rose was more famousand notoriousthan elizabeth cady stanton and susan b. Ernestine rose davis died peacefully in her sleep at 6pm friday, january 2nd, 2015 at calvary hospital, 1740 eastchester road, bronx, ny 10461 where she was admitted for hospice care on december 23rd, 2014. It may remind or prepare parents of some real life experiences that could possibly occur when taking on one of the hardest jobs there is, raising children. Though rose died over a hundred years ago, her words still thrill and inspire us. Her goal for herself and for society was intellectual freedom, freedom from the constraints of religious creeds and dogma.
She tells us in her preface what drew her to undertake the challenge of restoring the elusive. Paula doressworters is a resident scholar at the womens studies research center at brandeis university, founder of the ernestine rose society, and coauthor of the original and subsequent editions of our bodies, ourselves and related books. Ernestine louise susan anthony collection library of congress date. Edited by paula doressworters speeches and letters of ernestine rose, early womens rights leader. Then they betrayed her, and she destroyed them all. Rose, the queen of the platform, expressed not only her feminist and abolitionist beliefs but her antireligious views when she denounced superstition that keeps women ignorant, dependent, and enslaved beings. Let us, by honoring the memory of reformers in the past encourage the rise of others in future time, the ernestine rose society was founded in 1998 to revive the legacy of this important early nineteenth century reformer by recognizing. Rose, early womens rights leader, the feminist press at cuny. About ernestine rose by the ernestine rose society at brandeis university.
She was born on january, 1810, in piotrkow trybunalski, russiapoland, as ernestine louise polowsky. Bibliography ernestine rose society brandeis university. Yet, she would gradually be erased from history for being too much of an outlier. Annual magazine of the bridgehampton historical society summer 2010. Rose, ernestine louise potowski national womens hall of fame. Founder, boston womens health book collective, authors of our bodies ourselves for the new century, 1998. She studied at wesleyan university and the new york state library school in albany, new york, where she graduated in 1904. Anthony as one of the early influential leaders of the womens suffrage movement was born in a ghetto in russian poland. Feb 12, 2018 today, she is a member of the national womens hall of fame, based in seneca falls, n. Ernestine rose, international feminist pioneer new york. Her compelling oratory linked womens rights, the abolition of slavery and religious freedom.250 977 152 961 1042 531 1144 6 56 782 600 1074 506 706 512 1125 1522 853 1314 644 670 637 655 763 1246 242 1449 500 1308 1060 951 1078 809 1327 171 1483 589 1015 695 1194 570 311 1353 1161