CNN: Discovery of a letter of Susan B. Anthony

From CNN.  Or read the original Raab Collection article on CNN's website.

A newly discovered letter written by civil rights leader Susan B. Anthony decrying the treatment of women as "pets" has gone on sale… "This letter has the unique perspective of being simultaneously a reflection of the pain of her female contemporaries at being shut out of society's privileges, and also the optimism with which they worked for equal rights," Nathan Raab said. The aggressive tone taken by Anthony is uncommon, as is her reference to

women as pets – the rarity of which are reflected in the price tag, Raab said. "The mocking and aggressive tone in her letter is extremely uncommon and indicates a certain amount of personal pain at feeling perhaps society still did not look on women as equals," he said. "The price reflects the rarity of such a frank communication of Anthony."

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