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Hearts beating for liberty : women abolitionists in the old Northwest

Author: Stacey M Robertson
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2014] ©2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Overview: 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stacey M Robertson
ISBN: 1469622173 9781469622170 0807834084 9780807834084 146960633X 9781469606330
OCLC Number: 902613400
Description: xiv, 303 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Stacey M. Robertson.

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