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The First Woman in the Republic

Recounts the life and works of the nineteenth-century author, editor, and reformer, who sacrificed her career to crusade for abolition, women's rights, Native Americans, and other unpopular causes "This is a magnificent book.

Author : Carolyn L. Karcher

Release : 1994

Publisher : Duke University Press

ISBN : 9780822321637

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Recounts the life and works of the nineteenth-century author, editor, and reformer, who sacrificed her career to crusade for abolition, women's rights, Native Americans, and other unpopular causes

A Romance of the Republic

INTRODUCTION In 1833, the North American Review pronounced Lydia Maria
Child “the first woman in the republic.” The article, which summarized her literary
works to date, continued: “We are not sure that any woman in our country would ...

Author : Lydia Maria Child

Release : 2014-07-11

Publisher : University Press of Kentucky

ISBN : 081314910X

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A Romance of the Republic, published in 1867, was Lydia Maria Child's fourth novel and the capstone of her remarkable literary career. Written shortly after the Civil War, it offered a progressive alternative to Uncle Tom's Cabin. Writer, magazine publisher and outspoken abolititionist, Child defied the norms of gender and class decorum in this novel by promoting interracial marriage as a way blacks and whites could come to view each other with sympathy and understanding. In constructing the tale of fair-skinned Rosa and Flora Royal -- daughters of a slaveowner whose mother was also the daughter of a slaveowner -- Child consciously attempted to counter two popular claims: that racial intermarriage was "unnatural" and that slavery was a benevolent institution. But Child's target was not merely racism. Her characters are forced both to reconsider their attitudes toward "white" and "black" and to question the very foundation of the patriarchal society in which they live.

Women's Writing from the Low Countries 1200-1875

Already in her first long poem, To My Intellect (Aan myn geest 1766), De Lannoy
disputed the prejudice that women were ... She was the first woman in the
Republic to be thus distinguished, and it required a change to the Society's
statutes.

Author : Lia van Gemert

Release : 2010

Publisher : Amsterdam University Press

ISBN : 9089641297

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This book provides a welcome English translation of a marvelous anthology of women's religious and secular writing, stretching from the visions of the late medieval mystics through the prison testaments of sixteenth-century Anabaptist martyrs to the pamphleteers and novelists of the growing urban bourgeoisie. The translations and introductions demonstrate the ways that women in the Low Countries shaped the intellectual and cultural developments of their eras.

Woman and the Republic

But if Paul had been writing to the church in New England , in 1634 , and in New
York in 1774 , his injunction to silence might well have been applied to the first
woman preachers to whom Americans were called upon to listen . When Anne ...

Author : Helen Kendrick Johnson

Release : 1897

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Johnson not only defines suffrage as dangerous to society, but also argues that the majority of American women do not want it.

The Struggle for Equal Adulthood

The Great Silent Army of Abolitionism: Ordinary Women in the Antislavery
Movement. Chapel Hill: University of North ... Karcher, Carolyn L. The First
Woman in the Republic: A Cultural Biography of Lydia Maria Child. Durham:
Duke University ...

Author : Corinne T. Field

Release : 2014-09-02

Publisher : UNC Press Books

ISBN : 146961815X

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In the fight for equality, early feminists often cited the infantilization of women and men of color as a method used to keep them out of power. Corinne T. Field argues that attaining adulthood--and the associated political rights, economic opportunities, and sexual power that come with it--became a common goal for both white and African American feminists between the American Revolution and the Civil War. The idea that black men and all women were more like children than adult white men proved difficult to overcome, however, and continued to serve as a foundation for racial and sexual inequality for generations. In detailing the connections between the struggle for equality and concepts of adulthood, Field provides an essential historical context for understanding the dilemmas black and white women still face in America today, from "glass ceilings" and debates over welfare dependency to a culture obsessed with youth and beauty. Drawn from a fascinating past, this book tells the history of how maturity, gender, and race collided, and how those affected came together to fight against injustice.

Lucretia Mott's Heresy

Daniel Kilbride, “Southern Medical Students in Philadelphia, 1800–1861:
Science and Sociability in the 'Republic of Medicine,'” ... 2003): 7–23; Judith
Wellman, The Road to Seneca Falls: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the First
Woman's Rights ...

Author : Carol Faulkner

Release : 2011-05-10

Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN : 9780812205008

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Lucretia Coffin Mott was one of the most famous and controversial women in nineteenth-century America. Now overshadowed by abolitionists like William Lloyd Garrison and feminists such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Mott was viewed in her time as a dominant figure in the dual struggles for racial and sexual equality. History has often depicted her as a gentle Quaker lady and a mother figure, but her outspoken challenges to authority riled ministers, journalists, politicians, urban mobs, and her fellow Quakers. In the first biography of Mott in a generation, historian Carol Faulkner reveals the motivations of this radical egalitarian from Nantucket. Mott's deep faith and ties to the Society of Friends do not fully explain her activism—her roots in post-Revolutionary New England also shaped her views on slavery, patriarchy, and the church, as well as her expansive interests in peace, temperance, prison reform, religious freedom, and Native American rights. While Mott was known as the "moving spirit" of the first women's rights convention at Seneca Falls, her commitment to women's rights never trumped her support for abolition or racial equality. She envisioned women's rights not as a new and separate movement but rather as an extension of the universal principles of liberty and equality. Mott was among the first white Americans to call for an immediate end to slavery. Her long-term collaboration with white and black women in the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society was remarkable by any standards. Lucretia Mott's Heresy reintroduces readers to an amazing woman whose work and ideas inspired the transformation of American society.

Women in Iran from 1800 to the Islamic Republic

Women and Labor in the Islamic Republic of Iran FATEMEH ETEMAD
MOGHADAM IN THIS CHAPTER I examine female labor in the Islamic Republic
of Iran and attempt to place the subject in a conceptual framework . I use a
comparative ...

Author : Lois Beck

Release : 2004

Publisher : University of Illinois Press

ISBN : 9780252071898

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The role of women in Iran has often been downplayed or obscured, particularly in the modern era. This volume demonstrates that women have long played important roles in different facets of Iranian society. Together with its companion, Women in Iran from the Rise of Islam to 1800, this volume completes a two-book project on the central importance of Iranian women from pre-Islamic times through the creation and establishment of the Islamic Republic. It includes essays from various disciplines by prominent scholars who examine women's roles in politics, society, and culture and the rise and development of the women's movement before and during the Islamic Republic. Several contributors address the issue of regional, ethnic, linguistic, and tribal diversity in Iran, which has long contained complex, heterogeneous societies.

Free Hearts and Free Homes

Jensen, Joan M. Loosening the Bonds: Mid-Atlantic Farm Women, 1750–1850.
New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press ... First Woman in the Republic: A
Cultural Biography of Lydia Maria Child. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press,
1994.

Author : Michael D. Pierson

Release : 2003-11-20

Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN : 0807862665

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By exploring the intersection of gender and politics in the antebellum North, Michael Pierson examines how antislavery political parties capitalized on the emerging family practices and ideologies that accompanied the market revolution. From the birth of the Liberty party in 1840 through the election of Republican Abraham Lincoln in 1860, antislavery parties celebrated the social practices of modernizing northern families. In an era of social transformations, they attacked their Democratic foes as defenders of an older, less egalitarian patriarchal world. In ways rarely before seen in American politics, Pierson says, antebellum voters could choose between parties that articulated different visions of proper family life and gender roles. By exploring the ways John and Jessie Benton Fremont and Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln were presented to voters as prospective First Families, and by examining the writings of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Lydia Maria Child, and other antislavery women, Free Hearts and Free Homes rediscovers how crucial gender ideologies were to American politics on the eve of the Civil War.

The Eighteenth-century Woman

And while Martha Washington was perhaps a little too grand for the part of Mrs.
Cincinnatus, the second First Lady—and before that, the first Second Lady-of the
Republic, Abigail Adams, seemed to embody the greatness of spirit, the ...

Author : Olivier Bernier

Release : 1981

Publisher : Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN : 0870992945

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Writing for Immortality

Women and the Emergence of High Literary Culture in America Anne E. Boyd.
Short Stories,'' Independent 37 (Apr. 30, ... 2 (2000): 131. Carolyn Karcher, The
First Woman in the Republic: A Cultural Biography of Lydia Maria Child (Durham
 ...

Author : Anne E. Boyd

Release : 2004-06-28

Publisher : JHU Press

ISBN : 0801878756

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Combining literary criticism and cultural history the author studies the lives and works of four nineteenth century American women writers Louisa May Alcott, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Elizabeth Stoddard, and Constance Fenimore Woolson who sought recognition as serious literary authors by redrawing the boundaries between the male and female literary spheres and between American and British literary traditions.

Politics in the Republic of Ireland

In total, 18 women held ministerial or junior ministerial rank in the 11
governments formed between 1979 and 2002, ... Box 10.1 Firsts for women in
politics 1918 Votes for women over 30; first woman elected (Countess Markievicz
, Sinn Féin) ...

Author : John Coakley

Release : 2012-12-12

Publisher : Routledge

ISBN : 1134737203

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Politics in the Republic of Ireland is now available in a fully revised fourth edition. Building on the success of the previous three editions, this text continues to provide an authoritative introduction to all aspects of politics in the Republic of Ireland. Written by some of the foremost experts on Irish politics, it explains, analyzes and interprets the background to Irish government and contemporary political processes. Crucially, it brings the student up-to-date with the very latest developments. New patterns of government formation, challenges to the established political parties, ever-deepening, if sometimes ambivalent, involvement in the process of European integration, a growing role in the politics of Northern Ireland and sustained discussion of gender issues are among these developments – along with evidence, revealed by several tribunals of enquiry, that Irish politics is not as free of corruption as many had assumed.

Suffragists in an Imperial Age

U.S. Expansion and the Woman Question, 1870-1929 Allison L. Sneider. 27. Ibid.
, 320–26. 28. Carolyn L. Karcher, The First Woman in the Republic: A Cultural
Biography of Lydia Maria Child (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1994), 8–
10.

Author : Allison L. Sneider

Release : 2008-02-04

Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN : 0199886512

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In 1899, Carrie Chapman Catt, who succeeded Susan B. Anthony as head of the National American Women Suffrage Association, argued that it was the "duty" of U.S. women to help lift the inhabitants of its new island possessions up from "barbarism" to "civilization," a project that would presumably demonstrate the capacity of U.S. women for full citizenship and political rights. Catt, like many suffragists in her day, was well-versed in the language of empire, and infused the cause of suffrage with imperialist zeal in public debate. Unlike their predecessors, who were working for votes for women within the context of slavery and abolition, the next generation of suffragists argued their case against the backdrop of the U.S. expansionism into Indian and Mormon territory at home as well as overseas in the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii. In this book, Allison L. Sneider carefully examines these simultaneous political movements--woman suffrage and American imperialism--as inextricably intertwined phenomena, instructively complicating the histories of both.

Why the Civil War Came

A classic study is Gerda Lerner's The Grimke Sisters from South Carolina:
Pioneers for Woman's Rights and Abolition (New ... 1994); and Carolyn Karcher,
The First Woman in the Republic: A Cultural Biography of Lydia Maria Child (
Durham, ...

Author : Gabor S. Boritt

Release : 1996-01-11

Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN : 0199879621

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In the early morning of April 12, 1861, Captain George S. James ordered the bombardment of Fort Sumter, beginning a war that would last four horrific years and claim a staggering number of lives. Since that fateful day, the debate over the causes of the American Civil War has never ceased. What events were instrumental in bringing it about? How did individuals and institutions function? What did Northerners and Southerners believe in the decades of strife preceding the war? What steps did they take to avoid war? Indeed, was the great armed conflict avoidable at all? Why the Civil War Came brings a talented chorus of voices together to recapture the feel of a very different time and place, helping the reader to grasp more fully the commencement of our bloodiest war. From William W. Freehling's discussion of the peculiarities of North American slavery to Charles Royster's disturbing piece on the combatants' savage readiness to fight, the contributors bring to life the climate of a country on the brink of disaster. Mark Summers, for instance, depicts the tragically jubilant first weeks of Northern recruitment, when Americans on both sides were as yet unaware of the hellish slaughter that awaited them. Glenna Matthews underscores the important war-catalyzing role played by extraordinary public women, who proved that neither side of the Mason-Dixon line was as patriarchal as is thought. David Blight reveals an African-American world that "knew what time it was," and welcomed war. And Gabor Boritt examines the struggle's central figure, Lincoln himself, illuminating in the years leading up to the war a blindness on the future president's part, an unwillingness to confront the looming calamity that was about to smash the nation asunder. William E. Gienapp notes perhaps the most unsettling fact about the Civil War, that democratic institutions could not resolve the slavery issue without resorting to violence on an epic scale. With gripping detail, Why the Civil War Came takes readers back to a country fraught with bitterness, confusion, and hatred--a country ripe for a war of unprecedented bloodshed--to show why democracy failed, and violence reigned.

RRB (Gangman, Khalasi)

FIRSTS Space Firsts The First person to land on the Moon : Neil A. Amstrong (
U.S.A. ) The First to launch search ... Ldr . Rakesh Sharma The first Indian woman
to enter space : Kalpana Chawla The First President of Indian Republic : Dr.

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Arranging Grief

19 (emphasis in original). ... Julia Kristeva, "Women's Time," in The Kristeva
Reader, ed. ... Hale quoted in Carolyn Karcher, The First Woman in the Republic:
A Cultural Biography of Lydia Maria Child (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, ...

Author : Dana Luciano

Release : 2007-11-01

Publisher : NYU Press

ISBN : 0814752225

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2008 Winner, MLA First Book Prize Charting the proliferation of forms of mourning and memorial across a century increasingly concerned with their historical and temporal significance, Arranging Grief offers an innovative new view of the aesthetic, social, and political implications of emotion. Dana Luciano argues that the cultural plotting of grief provides a distinctive insight into the nineteenth-century American temporal imaginary, since grief both underwrote the social arrangements that supported the nation’s standard chronologies and sponsored other ways of advancing history. Nineteenth-century appeals to grief, as Luciano demonstrates, diffused modes of “sacred time” across both religious and ostensibly secular frameworks, at once authorizing and unsettling established schemes of connection to the past and the future. Examining mourning manuals, sermons, memorial tracts, poetry, and fiction by Harriet Beecher Stowe, William Apess, James Fenimore Cooper, Catharine Maria Sedgwick, Susan Warner, Harriet E. Wilson, Herman Melville, Frances E. W. Harper, Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Elizabeth Keckley, and Ralph Waldo Emerson, Luciano illustrates the ways that grief coupled the affective body to time. Drawing on formalist, Foucauldian, and psychoanalytic criticism, Arranging Grief shows how literary engagements with grief put forth ways of challenging deep-seated cultural assumptions about history, progress, bodies, and behaviors.

The Selected Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: Against an aristocracy of sex, 1866 to 1873

tion of the Anti - Slavery cause and other reforms , such as Woman's Rights . ... (
NAW ; Carolyn L. Karcher , The First Woman in the Republic : A Cultural
Biography of Lydia Maria Child [ Durham , N.C. , 19g4 ] , 435-37 . ) 5. Should
Women Vote ...

Author : Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Release : 1997

Publisher : Rutgers University Press

ISBN : 9780813523187

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The second volume in the six-volume series documenting the accomplishments of the two most famous American suffragists. Featured in Ken Burns's new documentary Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony

Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad

NAS, June 11, 1840, June 9, 1842, May 4, 1843; Carolyn L. Karcher, The First
Woman in the Republic: A Cultural Biography of Lydia Maria Child (Durham, N.C.
, 1994), 273–76; Milton Meltzer and Patricia G. Holland, eds., Lydia Maria Child: ...

Author : Eric Foner

Release : 2015-01-19

Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN : 0393244385

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The dramatic story of fugitive slaves and the antislavery activists who defied the law to help them reach freedom. More than any other scholar, Eric Foner has influenced our understanding of America's history. Now, making brilliant use of extraordinary evidence, the Pulitzer Prize–winning historian once again reconfigures the national saga of American slavery and freedom. A deeply entrenched institution, slavery lived on legally and commercially even in the northern states that had abolished it after the American Revolution. Slaves could be found in the streets of New York well after abolition, traveling with owners doing business with the city's major banks, merchants, and manufacturers. New York was also home to the North’s largest free black community, making it a magnet for fugitive slaves seeking refuge. Slave catchers and gangs of kidnappers roamed the city, seizing free blacks, often children, and sending them south to slavery. To protect fugitives and fight kidnappings, the city's free blacks worked with white abolitionists to organize the New York Vigilance Committee in 1835. In the 1840s vigilance committees proliferated throughout the North and began collaborating to dispatch fugitive slaves from the upper South, Washington, and Baltimore, through Philadelphia and New York, to Albany, Syracuse, and Canada. These networks of antislavery resistance, centered on New York City, became known as the underground railroad. Forced to operate in secrecy by hostile laws, courts, and politicians, the city’s underground-railroad agents helped more than 3,000 fugitive slaves reach freedom between 1830 and 1860. Until now, their stories have remained largely unknown, their significance little understood. Building on fresh evidence—including a detailed record of slave escapes secretly kept by Sydney Howard Gay, one of the key organizers in New York—Foner elevates the underground railroad from folklore to sweeping history. The story is inspiring—full of memorable characters making their first appearance on the historical stage—and significant—the controversy over fugitive slaves inflamed the sectional crisis of the 1850s. It eventually took a civil war to destroy American slavery, but here at last is the story of the courageous effort to fight slavery by "practical abolition," person by person, family by family.

Fleshing Out America

... the prolific and talented woman whom William Lloyd Garrison once called "the
first woman in the republic, ” but as the editor of Harriet Iacobs's Incidents in the
Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself? Speculating further, we could imagine that
 ...

Author : Carolyn Sorisio

Release : 2002

Publisher : University of Georgia Press

ISBN : 0820323578

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Can we work through the imaginative space of literature to combat the divisive nature of the politics of the body? That is the central question asked of the writings Carolyn Sorisio investigates in Fleshing Out America. The first half of the nineteenth century ushered in an era of powerful scientific and quasi-scientific disciplines that assumed innate differences between the "types" of humankind. Some proponents of slavery and Indian Removal, as well as opponents of women's rights, supplanted the Declaration of Independence's higher law of inborn equality with a new set of "laws" proclaiming the physical inferiority of women, "Negroes," and "Aboriginals." Fleshing Out America explores the representation of the body in the work of seven authors, all of whom were involved with their era's reform movements: Lydia Maria Child, Frances E. W. Harper, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Walt Whitman, Harriet Jacobs, and Martin R. Delany. For such American writers, who connected the individual body symbolically with the body politic, the new science was fraught with possibility and peril. Covering topics from representation, spectatorship, and essentialism to difference, power, and authority, Carolyn Sorisio places these writers' works in historical context and in relation to contemporary theories of corporeality. She shows how these authors struggled, in diverse and divergent ways, to flesh out America--to define, even defend, the nation's body in a tumultuous period. Drawing on Euro- and African American authors of both genders who are notable for their aesthetic and political differences, Fleshing Out America demonstrates the surprisingly diverse literary conversation taking place as American authors attempted to reshape the politics of the body, which shaped the politics of the time.

The Republic of Nature

Berkin, First Generations: Women in Colonial America, 165–94 (quotation, 182);
Henretta et al., America's History, 196; ... Women of the Republic, 15–67; Woloch,
Women and the American Experience, 80–84; Norton, Liberty's Daughters, ...

Author : Mark Fiege

Release : 2012-03-20

Publisher : University of Washington Press

ISBN : 0295804149

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In the dramatic narratives that comprise The Republic of Nature, Mark Fiege reframes the canonical account of American history based on the simple but radical premise that nothing in the nation's past can be considered apart from the natural circumstances in which it occurred. Revisiting historical icons so familiar that schoolchildren learn to take them for granted, he makes surprising connections that enable readers to see old stories in a new light. Among the historical moments revisited here, a revolutionary nation arises from its environment and struggles to reconcile the diversity of its people with the claim that nature is the source of liberty. Abraham Lincoln, an unlettered citizen from the countryside, steers the Union through a moment of extreme peril, guided by his clear-eyed vision of nature's capacity for improvement. In Topeka, Kansas, transformations of land and life prompt a lawsuit that culminates in the momentous civil rights case of Brown v. Board of Education. By focusing on materials and processes intrinsic to all things and by highlighting the nature of the United States, Fiege recovers the forgotten and overlooked ground on which so much history has unfolded. In these pages, the nation's birth and development, pain and sorrow, ideals and enduring promise come to life as never before, making a once-familiar past seem new. The Republic of Nature points to a startlingly different version of history that calls on readers to reconnect with fundamental forces that shaped the American experience. For more information, visit the author's website: http://republicofnature.com/

Mastering Slavery

Memory, Family, and Identity in Women's Slave Narratives Jennifer B. Fleischner.
Helm, Katherine. The True Story ... “'Am I Not a Woman and a Sister?': Abolitionist
... Karcher, Carolyn L. The First Woman in the Republic. A Cultural Biography ...

Author : Jennifer B. Fleischner

Release : 1996-07-01

Publisher : NYU Press

ISBN : 081472888X

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In Mastering Slavery, Fleischner draws upon a range of disciplines, including psychoanalysis, African-American studies, literary theory, social history, and gender studies, to analyze how the slave narratives--in their engagement with one another and with white women's antislavery fiction--yield a far more amplified and complicated notion of familial dynamics and identity than they have generally been thought to reveal. Her study exposes the impact of the entangled relations among master, mistress, slave adults and slave children on the sense of identity of individual slave narrators. She explores the ways in which our of the social, psychological, biological--and literary--crossings and disruptions slavery engendered, these autobiographers created mixed, dynamic narrative selves.