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Phebe A. Hanaford

  • History shows that no nation can enslave its women, but it insures its own barbarism. In proportion as society advances in culture, women are freed from an unholy tyranny, and in that righteous freedom are able to do much for the world's advancement. Every civilized nation owes much to its women. And the student of history clearly perceives that the advancement of any nation is marked by the progress of its women ...

Phebe A. Hanaford, U.S. minister, women's rights advocate

(1829 - 1921)

Full name: Phebe Ann Coffin Hanaford.