Dorothea Dix: New England Reformer

Dorothea Dix: New England Reformer

by Thomas J. Brown
     
 

An influential lobbyist as well as a paragon of the doctrine of female benevolence, Dorothea Dix vividly illustrated the complexities of the "separate spheres" of politics and femininity. An activist who disdained the women's rights and antislavery movements, Dix, an old-line Whig, sought to promote national harmony and became the only New England social reformer to… See more details below

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An influential lobbyist as well as a paragon of the doctrine of female benevolence, Dorothea Dix vividly illustrated the complexities of the "separate spheres" of politics and femininity. An activist who disdained the women's rights and antislavery movements, Dix, an old-line Whig, sought to promote national harmony and became the only New England social reformer to work successfully in the lower South right up to the eve of secession.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674214880
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Series:
Harvard Historical Studies Series, #127
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

  • Preface

  • Almost Alone in This Wide
  • Fixed as Fate
  • Moral Power
  • I Tell What I Have Seen!
  • This Mighty Vortex of Labor
  • A Happiness Which Goes with You
  • The Property of the People
  • A National Work
  • The Moral Horizon of a Unitarian Minister
  • The American Invader
  • Our People Need to Suffer
  • Downright Madness
  • A Huge Wild Beast Has Consumed My Life
  • At Last

  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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