Abolitionist Heroines


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Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, and in recognition, Cristen and Caroline discuss the often unsung women who helped set an enslaved people free, despite tremendous race- and gender-based prejudice.

Episode sources:

"Abolition and Antebellum Reform" by Ronald G. Walters. The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. http://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/slavery-and-anti-slavery/essays/abolition-and-antebellum-reform

"Abolition & Suffrage" by Nancy A. Hewitt. Not For Ourselves Alone. PBS. https://www.pbs.org/stantonanthony/resources/index.html?body=abolitionists.html

"Abolitionism." Africans in America. PBS. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4narr2.html

"Abolitionists: Timeline." Shmoop University. http://www.shmoop.com/abolition/timeline.html

"Abolition, Women's Rights and Temperance Movements." National Park Service. http://www.nps.gov/wori/historyculture/abolition-womens-rights-and-temperance-movements.htm

"American Anti-Slavery Society" by Claire Berkowitz and Karen Board Moran. Worcester Women's History Project. http://www.wwhp.org/Resources/Slavery/aass.html

"Angelina and Sarah Grimke: Abolitionist Sisters" by Carol Berkin. The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. http://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/slavery-and-anti-slavery/essays/angelina-and-sarah-grimke-abolitionist-sisters

"Gender and Race in the Antebellum Slavery Debates" by Zoe Beiser. Sept. 18, 2013. US History Scene. http://www.ushistoryscene.com/uncategorized/genderraceslavery/

"Harriet Beecher Stowe's Life." Harriet Beecher Stowe Center. https://www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org/hbs/

"Harriet Tubman." Africans in America. PBS. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p1535.html

"Lydia Maria Child" by Joan Goodwin. FEb. 28, 2001. Dictionary of Unitarian & Universalist Biography. http://uudb.org/articles/lydiamariachild.html

"Maria W. Stewart, an Early Abolitionist." African-American Registry. http://www.aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/maria-w-stewart-early-abolitionist

"Mary Ann Shadd Cary House." National Park Service. http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/underground/dc2.htm

"Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society Historical Marker." ExplorePAHistory. http://explorepahistory.com/hmarker.php?markerId=1-A-105

"Prudence Crandall (1803 - 1890)" by Albrey Diece. 2006. National Women's History Museum. http://www.nwhm.org/education-resources/biography/biographies/prudence-crandall/

"Rachel Weeping for Her Children": Black Women and the Abolition of Slavery" by Margaret Washington. The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. http://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/slavery-and-anti-slavery/essays/%E2%80%9Crachel-weeping-for-her-children%E2%80%9D-black-women-and-abo

"Sarah Douglass and Racial Prejudice within the Society of Friends" by Margaret Hope Bacon. FGC Friends. http://www.fgcquaker.org/sites/www.fgcquaker.org/files/attachments/Sarah%20Douglass%20and%20Racial%20Prejudice%20within%20the%20Society%20of%20Friends.pdf

"Sojourner Truth." This Far by Faith. PBS. http://www.pbs.org/thisfarbyfaith/people/sojourner_truth.html

"The Abolition Movement and Woman Suffrage." National Women's History Museum. https://www.nwhm.org/online-exhibits/rightsforwomen/abolitionandsuffrage.html

"The African-American Mosaic." Library of Congress. http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/african/afam005.html

"The Great Schism" by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Oct. 18, 2011. The Atlantic. http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2011/10/the-great-schism/246640/

Topics in this Podcast: women's history, black women, abolition, slavery, temperance, african american women, suffrage