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Feminism; roles of women in the nineteenth century


The Old South
Resource Type: E-Seminar

Relevant pages:
Slave Life and Culture: Varieties of Slave Labor

Abolitionism and Antislavery
Resource Type: E-Seminar

Relevant pages:
The Rise of Abolition: An Age of Reform
The Rise of Abolition: Women and African Americans

Relevant texts:
Excerpt from Lydia Maria Child, An Appeal in Favor of That Class of Americans Called Africans

Who's Who
Resource Type: Primary Source
Lydia Maria Child (1802–80).

The Rise of Abolition: The Appeal To Public Opinion
Resource Type: Primary Source
Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811–96).

The Five Points Slum
Resource Type: Primary Source
Five Points, the great slum of antebellum New York, was located at the convergence of Worth, Baxter, and Park Streets in present-day lower Manhattan. Its residents suffered terribly during the cholera epidemic of 1832.

Report of the Magdalen Society
Resource Type: Primary Source
Led by John Robert McDowell, a Princeton divinity student, the Magdalen Society was founded in 1831 to help reform prostitutes living in the Five Points slum.

Marriage Rates of Alumnae
Resource Type: Primary Source
This table shows the marriage rates of women who graduated from a variety of American colleges during the period of 1820–1930.

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