Although overshadowed by her daughter, Mary Shelley, in the public imagination, Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) stands as a significant figure in her time who left a significant legacy. Her writings advocating for women’s education, equal rights, and career opportunities established her as the progenitor of the modern women’s rights movement. Wollstonecraft’s ideas resonated in the era of the Atlantic world revolutions and laid the foundation for later advances of women in the Western world; therefore, it is important to study her contributions in the present.
"To Be Necessary: The Remarkable Life of Mary Wollstonecraft,"
Bound Away: The Liberty Journal of History: Vol. 5:
2, Article 7.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/ljh/vol5/iss2/7
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