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Women in Antebellum Reform by Lori D. Ginzberg


Women in Antebellum Reform by Lori D. Ginzberg

This is a soul-stirring era, remarked the Reverend William Mitchell in 1835, and will be so recorded in the annals of time. Countless antebellum reformers agreed. The United States was awash in efforts to change itself, a 'sisterhood of reforms' emerging to characterise the efforts of hundreds of thousands of Americans. In all of this, women played an important role. This book offers a view of women and antebellum reform through two lenses: one focused on the ideas about women, religion, class, and race that shaped reform movements; and another that observes actual women as they participate in the work of social change.


The writing is clear and lively and the interpretation engaging and sophisticated. Ginzberg brings a wide array of individuals, events, and movements to life and provides particularly insightful discussions of class and racial differences within antebellum society and antebellum reform. ?Nancy A. Hewitt, Rutgers University

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Publication date

1st January 2000


Lori D. Ginzberg

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Harlan Davidson Inc


143 pages


History of the Americas

Social & cultural history



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