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Rochester Ladies' Anti-slavery Society

Rochester, New York, was a rapidly growing commercial center in the early nineteenth century, with a diverse economic, political, and social climate. A spirit of activism ignited in ...

Rochester Ladies' Anti-slavery Society

Rochester Ladies' Anti-slavery Society   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

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... Ladies' Anti-slavery Society Rochester, New York, was a rapidly growing commercial center in the early nineteenth century, with a diverse economic, political, and social climate. A spirit of activism ignited in Rochester as revivalism swept across the country in the 1820s and 1830s. Many residents joined in reform groups, including a group of women who formed the Rochester Female Anti-Slavery Society in 1835 , with a connection to the male Anti-Slavery Society. Members were from antislavery families that held economic, political, and religious...

Rochester Ladies' Anti-slavery Society

Rochester Ladies' Anti-slavery Society  

Rochester, New York, was a rapidly growing commercial center in the early nineteenth century, with a diverse economic, political, and social climate. A spirit of activism ignited in Rochester as ...
Western New York Anti-Slavery Society

Western New York Anti-Slavery Society   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

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2009
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...suffrage. See also American Anti-Slavery Society ; Anthony, Susan B. ; Brown, William Wells ; Collins, John A. ; Douglass, Frederick ; Garrison, William Lloyd ; Garrisonian Abolitionists ; Gender ; Jacobs, Harriet ; Life and Times of Frederick Douglass ; Moral Suasion ; North Star ; Post, Amy and Isaac ; Reform ; Remond, Charles Lenox ; Rochester, New York ; Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society ; Society of Friends (Quakers) ; Stanton, Elizabeth Cady ; Suffrage, Women 's; Temperance ; and Women . Bibliography Douglass, Frederick . Life...

Rochester, New York

Rochester, New York   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

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...slaves; they felt compelled to end slavery wherever it existed. Rochester women became active in “sewing societies,” where they would gather to sew projects that they would then sell to raise money to print abolitionist tracts, fund speakers, and assist runaway slaves. Women became more politically and socially vocal and active; many belonged to the Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society. Meanwhile, the passage of the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 further increased tension between the North and the South. It was in Rochester that Frederick Douglass chose to...

Douglass' Monthly

Douglass' Monthly   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

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...a period remarkable for the intensity and fierceness of the moral struggle between slavery and freedom, would be discontinued. See also American Revolution ; Antislavery Movement ; Antislavery Press ; Black Press ; Civil War ; Civil War, Participation and Recruitment of Black Troops in ; Douglass, Frederick ; Frederick Douglass' Paper ; Garrisonian Abolitionists ; Lincoln, Abraham ; North Star ; Rochester, New York ; Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society ; and Union Army, African Americans in . Bibliography Blassingame, John W. , ed. The...

May, Samuel J.

May, Samuel J. (b. 12 September 1797)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

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...annual income of $650 provided by his congregation. See also American Anti-Slavery Society ; American Colonization Society ; Anthony, Susan B. ; Chaplin, William Lawrence ; Douglass, Frederick ; Fifteenth Amendment ; Fourteenth Amendment ; Freedmen ; Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 ; Garrison, William Lloyd ; Garrisonian Abolitionists ; Jerry Rescue ; Nonresistance ; North Star ; Reform ; Republican Party ; Rochester Ladies Anti-Slavery Society ; Rochester, New York ; Slavery and the U.S. Constitution ; Smith, Gerrit ; Stanton, Elizabeth Cady ;...

Weston Sisters

Weston Sisters   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

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...Anti-Slavery Society. Under her influence the organization fearlessly faced mobs at antislavery meetings and became efficient and effective in their fund-raising. Its most successful effort was the yearly fair held in December at Boston's Faneuil Hall. The society sold articles donated by women's antislavery sewing circles throughout the northern United States and England and the annual gift book, The Liberty Bell . The proceeds went to the American Anti-Slavery Society to pay lecturers, finance abolitionist publications such as the National Anti-Slavery...

Goodell, William

Goodell, William (b. 25 October 1792)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

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...'s Autographs for Freedom , a book of antislavery writings sold by the Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society to raise money for the cause. In addition to this contribution, Goodell penned a number of books on abolition and reform topics, including Views of American Constitutional Law in Its Bearing upon American Slavery ( 1844 ); Come-Outerism, the Duty of Secession from a Corrupt Church ( 1845 ); The Democracy of Christianity ( 1849 ); and Slavery and Anti-Slavery ( 1855 ). When more moderate members of the Liberty Party merged with the...

Heroic Slave, The

Heroic Slave, The   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

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...of Frederick Douglass ; Literature ; My Bondage and My Freedom ; Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass ; Resistance ; Riots and Rebellions ; Rochester Ladies Anti-Slavery Society ; Slave Resistance ; Slave Trade ; and Slavery . Bibliography Bernier, Celeste-Marie . A Comparative Exploration of Narrative Ambiguities in Frederick Douglass's Two Versions of The Heroic Slave (1853, 1863?). Slavery and Abolition 22.2 (2001): 69–86. Douglass, Frederick . The Heroic Slave. In Autographs for Freedom , edited by Julia Griffiths . Boston: John P....

REMOND, Sarah

REMOND, Sarah (1826–1894)   Reference library

Katrina Anderson

Dictionary of Early American Philosophers

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...were members of the Sons of Africa Society. Her father also served as an agent for the nation’s first black newspaper, Freedom’s Journal . In 1833 , John became a lifetime member of the New England Anti-Slavery Society, while her mother was a member of the Salem Female Anti-Slavery Society. Sarah’s brother, Charles Remond , also greatly influenced her decision to become involved in the abolitionist movement. In 1838 , he became the first African American to serve as an agent for the American Anti-slavery Society and he gave lectures in Maine,...

Society of Friends (Quakers) and African Americans

Society of Friends (Quakers) and African Americans   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

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...to reproach those who abandoned their sect's antislavery heritage. See also American Anti-Slavery Society ; Antislavery Movement ; Antislavery Press ; Baltimore, Maryland, Slavery in ; Colonization ; Douglass, Frederick ; Emancipation ; Foster, Abby Kelley ; Foster, Stephen S. ; Garrison, William Lloyd ; Grimké, Angelina ; Grimké, Sarah ; Lundy, Benjamin ; Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society ; Mott, Lucretia Coffin ; Rochester Ladies Anti-Slavery Society ; Seneca Falls Convention ; Suffrage, Women 's; Underground Railroad ; Weld, Theodore...

Douglass, Anna Murray

Douglass, Anna Murray (b. c. 1813)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

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...after having a second stroke. See also American Anti-Slavery Society ; Antislavery Movement ; Bailey, Harriet ; Baltimore, Maryland, Slavery in ; Crofts, Julia Griffiths ; Douglass, Annie ; Douglass, Charles Remond ; Douglass, Frederick ; Douglass, Frederick, Jr. ; Douglass, Lewis Henry ; East Baltimore Mental Improvement Society ; Free African Americans before the Civil War (North) ; Gender ; Identity ; Lynn, Massachusetts ; Marriage, Mixed ; New York City ; Pennington, James W. C. ; Rochester, New York ; and Women . Bibliography...

Antebellum Reform

Antebellum Reform   Reference library

Julie Holcomb

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History

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...that called for an immediate end to slavery and equal civil rights for blacks. Slavery was a sin that prevented blacks from exercising their innate free will to make good choices; therefore, slavery had to be abolished without delay. Abolitionists also pointed out that slavery corrupted the slaveholder by sanctioning brute force, lust, and hatred of an entire group of people. To fight slavery, abolitionists formed the New England Anti-Slavery Society in 1832 . In 1833 , Garrison helped form the American Anti-Slavery Society (AASS), the first such national...

Abolition Movement

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Black Women in America (2 ed.)

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...Island, formed in 1809 ; the Colored Female Religious and Moral Society of Salem, Massachusetts, in 1818 ; the Coloured Female Roman Catholic Beneficial Society of Washington, DC, in 1828 ; the Colored Female Charitable Society of Boston in 1832 ; the Minerva Literary Association of Philadelphia in 1834 ; the Ladies Literary Society and the Female Literary Society, both of New York City, in 1834 and 1836 ; and the Ladies Literary and Dorcas Society of Rochester in 1836 . The majority of African American women reformers, as one might imagine, were...

Douglass, Frederick

Douglass, Frederick (b. February 1818)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

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...Verbal Arts ; Political Participation ; Race, Theories of ; Racism ; Radical Abolitionist Party ; Reconstruction ; Reform ; Republican Party ; Resistance ; Riots and Rebellions ; Rochester Ladies Anti-Slavery Society ; Rochester, New York ; Saint Michaels, Maryland ; Slave Rebellions and Insurrections ; Slave Narratives ; Slave Resistance ; Slavery ; Slavery and the U.S. Constitution ; Smith, Gerrit ; Stowe, Harriet Beecher ; Suffrage, Women 's ; Truth, Sojourner ; Tubman, Harriet ; Uncle Tom's Cabin ; Underground Railroad ; Union Army,...

West Africa and US Foreign Relations

West Africa and US Foreign Relations   Reference library

Mark W. Deets

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Foreign Relations

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...Jalloh, “Introduction,” in The United States and West Africa: Interactions and Relations , ed. Alusine Jalloh and Toyin Falola (Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2008), 1. 8. Adebayo Oyebade and Toyin Falola, “West Africa and the United States in Historical Perspective,” in The United States and West Africa , ed. Jalloh and Falola, 19. 9. Michael Guasco, “ The Misguided Focus on 1619 as the Beginning of Slavery in the U.S. Damages Our Understanding of American History ,” Smithsonian Magazine , September 13, 2017. 10. Oyebade and Falola,...

Gender

Gender   Reference library

Karen O'Connor

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (2 ed.)

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...active in the American abolitionist movement had traveled to London for the annual meeting of the World AntiSlavery Society. After the long and arduous journey, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott were denied seating on the floor of the convention solely because they were women. Forced to take places in the balcony, they could not help but begin to see parallels between their status and that of the slaves they were trying to free ( see Slavery ). They resolved to call a meeting to discuss women's second‐class status, but the antislavery movement and...

Restoration Drama

Restoration Drama   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

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2006
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...Wife vanished from the stage until the twentieth century. In some ways the quintessential Restoration comedy, Sir George Etherege 's The Man of Mode ( 1676 ) depicts sexual and social relations with a less overtly satirical edge. Based on the real-life figure of the earl of Rochester ( John Wilmot , 1647–1680 ), himself a notorious rake, the play's main character, Dorimant, is a typical libertine. Until he meets the beautiful and witty Harriet, Dorimant has rejected the confines of marriage, moving from one sexual liaison to another: in the course of the...

Religion in the American City, 1600–1900

Religion in the American City, 1600–1900   Reference library

Kyle B. Roberts

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Urban History

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2019
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History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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...Johnson, A Shopkeeper’s Millennium: Society and Revivals in Rochester, New York, 1815–1837 ; and Terry Bilhartz, Urban Religion and the Second Great Awakening: Church and Society in Early National Baltimore . On the importance of class, Mark S. Schantz, Piety in Providence: Class Dimensions of Religious Experience in Antebellum Rhode Island ; and Jama Lazerow, Religion and the Working Class in Antebellum America . On the importance of gender in reform, see Nancy Hewitt, Women’s Activism and Social Change: Rochester, New York, 1822–1872 ; and Bruce...

The Black Freedom Struggle in the Urban North

The Black Freedom Struggle in the Urban North   Reference library

Thomas J. Sugrue

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Urban History

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2019
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...or sorrows—not even the tomb of him whose equal he has been declared to be. There is no place where the two can come together, whether in life or death. 2 In the decades preceding the Civil War, northern abolitionists worked to destroy slavery both in their own region and in the South. Black and white anti-slavery activists participated in the Underground Railroad, resisted Fugitive Slave Laws, and valiantly fought the Confederacy. In some states, under pressure by civil rights activists, legislatures abolished racially separate schools and extended...

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