Standing Before Us: Unitarian Universalist Women and Social Reform, 1776-1936


  Dorothy May Emerson

Standing Before Us presents 160 years of women’s work. It contains letters, essays, stories, poems, and speeches by Unitarian and Universalist women. The reformers and leaders represented here write and speak eloquently for social justice, equality in education, religious reform, and an end to slavery and prejudice. Standing Before Us includes a biographical sketch of each woman, and informative notes on the texts selected. A valuable addition to any UU history or women’s studies library.

Available from Skinner Books at UUA Bookstore

“We still confront many of the same issues faced by our foremothers. By engaging with these women of the past, we hope to empower and inspire today’s women and men to continue the work of creating a world of justice and peace for all.”—from the preface