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Abstract

This paper explores Mary Wollstonecraft’s anti-slavery and feminist views throughout her writings. In the late 1700’s Wollstonecraft gained much attention as a result of two of her pieces: The Vindication of the Rights of Man and the Vindication of the Rights of Women. Both pieces integrate the evolution of Wollstonecraft’s anti-slavery and feminist views. Various biographers and historians argue that Wollstonecraft’s anti-slavery and feminist views derived from her difficult life experiences and manifested into her writing; however, the relationship between her anti-slavery views and feminist views has not been discussed. This paper argues that Wollstonecraft’s feminist views influenced her anti-slavery views, as evident through her writings.

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