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From the Publisher"Robertson has created a rich and detailed narrative of women in the abolitionist movement in parts of the midwest."—
-The Annals of Iowa
"Robertson's exhaustively researched and engagingly written work offers both a challenge to scholars of abolition and an opportunity to those interested in the history of the Old Northwest."
-Journal of Illinois History
"This book makes an important contribution to the understanding of women's participation in antebellum abolition. . . .Highly recommended. All levels/libraries."
"An important addition to the historiography of American abolitionism. . . .A substantive work of scholarship that enriches our understanding of the western women who participated in the antebellum abolitionist struggle."
-The Journal of American History
"This book…sheds light on two critical issues in U.S. history. It adds valuable information to our conceptualization of the abolition movement, and it also demonstrates the pre-Civil War foundation of women's activism in the Old Northwest."
-American Historical Review
"A valuable addition to our understanding of abolitionism and women's history."
-Journal of Southern History