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Jane Grey SwisshelmAn Unconventional Life, 1815-1884$
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Sylvia D. Hoffert

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780807828816

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807875889_hoffert

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A World in Need of Improvement

A World in Need of Improvement

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(p.133) Chapter Six A World in Need of Improvement
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Jane Grey Swisshelm
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Sylvia D. Hoffert

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807875889_hoffert.9

This chapter examines Jane as an advocate of temperance, abolition, and women's rights and explores the contradictions and tensions that she exposed in her pursuit of social reform. In her pursuit of social justice, Jane Grey Swisshelm was determined to continue her fight against slavery and capital punishment and promoted the interests of women. Despite dedicating her life trying to improve society, she was never a part of the inner circle of reformers because she was not temperamentally suited to the kind of collaboration and cooperation that belonging to an organization demanded.

Keywords:   temperance, abolition, women's rights, social justice, slavery, capital punishment

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