Signatures of Citizenship: Petitioning, Antislavery, & Women's Political Identity

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2003 - 253 Seiten
In this comprehensive history of women's antislavery petitions addressed to Congress, Susan Zaeske argues that by petitioning, women not only contributed significantly to the movement to abolish slavery but also made important strides toward securing thei
 

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The Unfortunate Word Petition
11
What Can Women Do?
29
A Departure from Their Place
47
A Firebrand in Our Hands
73
Its None of Your Business Gals
105
Discreditable to the National Character
126
To Shut against Them This Door
145
We Can No Longer Be Neglected or Forgotten
173
Notes
185
Bibliography
213
Index
245
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Über den Autor (2003)

Susan Zaeske is associate professor of rhetoric at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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