Betsy Mix Cowles: Champion of Equality

Betsy Mix Cowles: Champion of Equality

by Stacey M Robertson

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Betsy Mix Cowles: Champion of Equality by Stacey M Robertson

Betsy Mix Cowles—a champion of equality whose circle of acquaintances included Frederick Douglass, Abby Kelley, and William Lloyd Garrison—is a brilliant example of what an educated and independent woman can accomplish. A staunch defender of abolitionism, Cowles also took up the cause of women's rights and dedicated her life to the advocacy of women's access to education, equal rights, and independence in the pre–Civil War era. The life of this devoted social reformer illuminates the struggles and historical developments relating to abolitionism and the fledgling women's movement during one of the most contentious periods in American history.

About the Lives of American Women series:

Selected and edited by renowned women's historian Carol Berkin, these brief biographies are designed for use in undergraduate courses. Rather than a comprehensive approach, each biography focuses instead on a particular aspect of a woman's life that is emblematic of her time, or which made her a pivotal figure in the era. The emphasis is on a “good read,” featuring accessible writing and compelling narratives, without sacrificing sound scholarship and academic integrity. Primary sources at the end of each biography reveal the subject's perspective in her own words. Study questions and an annotated bibliography support the student reader.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813347714
Publisher: Avalon Publishing
Publication date: 11/26/2013
Series: Lives of American Women Series
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Stacey M. Robertson is the Oglesby Professor of American Heritage at Bradley University where she has taught since 1994. She is the author of Parker Pillsbury: Radical Abolitionist, Male Feminist, Hearts Beating for Liberty: Women Abolitionists in the Old Northwest, and Antebellum Women: Private, Public, and Political, co-authored with Carol Lasser. She is the recipient of many teaching awards and research fellowships and has lectured at dozens of different venues across the country.

Series Editor Carol Berkin is a well-known women's historian and the author of many popular and scholarly books, including Civil War Wives. She is Professor of History Emerita at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and she is a member of the Society of American Historians.

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