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Hearts Beating for Liberty: Women Abolitionists in the Old Northwest

Stacey M. Robertson


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. It argues that the environment of the Old Northwest—with its own complicated history of slavery and racism—created a uniquely collaborative and flexible approach to abolitionism. Western women helped build this local focus through their unusual and occasionally transgressive activities. They plunged into Liberty Party politics, vociferously supported a Quaker-led ... More

Keywords: abolition, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, transgressive activities, Liberty Party, slave goods, abolitionists

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780807834084
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807899489_robertson


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stacey M. Robertson, author