Signatures of Citizenship : Petitioning / Edition 1

Signatures of Citizenship : Petitioning / Edition 1

by Zaeske, Susan Zaeske, Susan
     
 

This history of women's antislavery petitioning shows how this form of activism not only contributed to the success of the abolitionist movement but also proved to be a watershed moment in the emergence of American women as political actors.
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This history of women's antislavery petitioning shows how this form of activism not only contributed to the success of the abolitionist movement but also proved to be a watershed moment in the emergence of American women as political actors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900807854265
Publisher:
Longleaf Services
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: A Touching, Ludicrous, Edifying History1
Ch. 1The Unfortunate Word "Petition"11
Ch. 2What Can Women Do?29
Ch. 3A Departure from Their Place47
Ch. 4A Firebrand in Our Hands73
Ch. 5It's None of Your Business, Gals105
Ch. 6Discreditable to the National Character126
Ch. 7To Shut against Them This Door145
Afterword: We Can No Longer Be Neglected or Forgotten173
Notes185
Bibliography213
Index245

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