Amelia Bloomer

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Amelia Jenks Bloomer (May 27, 1818 – December 30, 1894) was an American women's rights and temperance advocate. Even though she did not create the women's clothing reform style known as bloomers, her name became associated with it because of her early and strong advocacy.

Bloomer came from a family of modest means and received only a few years of formal schooling. When she was 22, she ... more »

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