Betsy Mix Cowles: Champion of Equality (Lives of American by Stacey M Robertson

By Stacey M Robertson

Betsy combine Cowles—a champion of equality whose circle of friends integrated Frederick Douglass, Abby Kelley, and William Lloyd Garrison—is a super instance of what an informed and self reliant lady can accomplish. A staunch defender of abolitionism, Cowles additionally took up the reason for women's rights and devoted her lifestyles to the advocacy of women's entry to schooling, equivalent rights, and independence within the pre–Civil warfare period. The lifetime of this committed social reformer illuminates the struggles and historic advancements in terms of abolitionism and the fledgling women's flow in the course of some of the most contentious sessions in American history.

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chosen and edited by means of well known women's historian Carol Berkin, those short biographies are designed to be used in undergraduate classes. instead of a entire technique, each one biography focuses in its place on a selected element of a woman's lifestyles that's emblematic of her time, or which made her a pivotal determine within the period. The emphasis is on a “good read,” that includes obtainable writing and compelling narratives, with out sacrificing sound scholarship and educational integrity. basic assets on the finish of every biography show the subject's point of view in her personal phrases. research questions and an annotated bibliography help the coed reader.


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