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Tennessee Celeste Claflin (October 26, 1845 – January 18, 1923), also known as Tennie C. and later Lady Cook, was an American suffragist best known as one of the first women to open a Wall Street brokerage firm. Her stock market gains financed the publication of her radical feminist newspaper, and she was an advocate of legalized prostitution. Tennessee and her sister Victoria "were hard to ... more »

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  • ''Criminality should be exterminated by disabling all notorious and irreclaimable criminals.''
    Tennessee Claflin (1846-1923), U.S. journalist, lecturer, and social reform advocate; relocated to England. Talks and Essays, vol. 1, ch. 7 (1897). ...
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  • ''... no community where more than one-half of the adults are disfranchised and otherwise incapacitated by law and custom, can be free from great vices. Purity is inconsistent with slavery.''
    Tennessee Claflin (1846-1923), U.S. journalist, lecturer, and social reform advocate; relocated to England. Talks and Essays, vol. 1, ch. 11 (1897). ...
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  • ''We hope the day will soon come when every girl will be a member of a great Union of Unmarried Women, pledged to refuse an offer of marriage from any man who is not an advocate of their emancipation.''
    Tennessee Claflin (1846-1923), U.S. journalist, lecturer, and social reform advocate; relocated to England. Talks and Essays, vol. 1, ch. 11 (1897).
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  • ''With all her masculine vigour and glory, Greece fell, gradually atrophied, because one half of her had been, of set purpose, intellectually and politically paralyzed.''
    Tennessee Claflin (1846-1923), U.S. journalist, lecturer, and social reform advocate; relocated to England. Talks and Essays, vol. 4, ch. 7 (1897). ...
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  • ''... it is as true in morals as in physics that all force is imperishable; therefore the consequences of a human action never cease.''
    Tennessee Claflin (1846-1923), U.S. journalist, lecturer, and social reform advocate; relocated to England. Talks and Essays, vol. 1, ch. 7 (1897).
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