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The Resource Hearts beating for liberty : women abolitionists in the old Northwest, Stacey M. Robertson, (electronic resource)

Hearts beating for liberty : women abolitionists in the old Northwest, Stacey M. Robertson, (electronic resource)

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Hearts beating for liberty : women abolitionists in the old Northwest
Title
Hearts beating for liberty
Title remainder
women abolitionists in the old Northwest
Statement of responsibility
Stacey M. Robertson
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Language
eng
Summary
Challenging traditional histories of abolition, this book shifts the focus away from the East to show how the women of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin helped build a vibrant antislavery movement in the Old Northwest. Stacey Robertson argues that the environment of the Old Northwest--with its own complicated history of slavery and racism--created a uniquely collaborative and flexible approach to abolitionism. Western women helped build this local focus through their unusual and occasionally transgressive activities. They plunged into Liberty Party politics, vociferously supported a Quaker-led boycott of slave goods, and tirelessly aided fugitives and free blacks in their communities. Western women worked closely with male abolitionists, belying the notion of separate spheres that characterized abolitionism in the East. The contested history of race relations in the West also affected the development of abolitionism in the region, necessitating a pragmatic bent in their activities. Female antislavery societies focused on eliminating racist laws, aiding fugitive slaves, and building and sustaining schools for blacks. This approach required that abolitionists of all stripes work together, and women proved especially adept at such cooperation
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Midwest
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Robertson, Stacey M
Dewey number
326/.80820977
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Women abolitionists
  • Abolitionists
  • Antislavery movements
  • Women
  • Electronic books
  • Northwest, Old
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adult
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Hearts beating for liberty : women abolitionists in the old Northwest, Stacey M. Robertson, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807899489
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11718824
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11718824
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(MWT)MWT11718824
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Hearts beating for liberty : women abolitionists in the old Northwest, Stacey M. Robertson, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807899489
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11718824
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11718824
System control number
(MWT)MWT11718824
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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