Podcasts Give Me Liberty: The Making of American Exceptionalism

Episode 8: Letting Them Vote

Detail of portait of Lucrecia Mott by Joseph Kyle, 1842 (Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery/Wikimedia)

Can liberty ever fully exist when half of the country’s population is disenfranchised? In 1848, The Declaration of the Seneca Falls Convention, using the model of the Declaration of Independence, demanded the rights of women be respected in society. Rick and Luke examine how the 100 signatories changed the course of events to bring the principles of liberty to all Americans.

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