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Gerda Lerner

in The Grimké Sisters from South Carolina: Pioneers for Women's Rights and Abolition

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807855669
eISBN:
9781469604879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807855669.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1836 the sisters moved to Boston after a time in New York. There they attended reform meetings, parlor meetings, and public meetings. Yet the sisters became conscious of a different spirit in ... More


1797: A Bill to Thwart Quaker Manumissions

Michael J. Crawford

in The Having of Negroes Is Become a Burden: The Quaker Struggle to Free Slaves in Revolutionary North Carolina

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034706
eISBN:
9780813038346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034706.003.0024
Subject:
History, African-American History

In January 1797, Thomas Jordan, clerk of the Standing Committee of the Eastern Quarter of the North Carolina Yearly Meeting, sent a printed copy of a bill that had been proposed in the North Carolina ... More


1797: Congress Debates the Freemen's Petition

Michael J. Crawford

in The Having of Negroes Is Become a Burden: The Quaker Struggle to Free Slaves in Revolutionary North Carolina

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034706
eISBN:
9780813038346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034706.003.0026
Subject:
History, African-American History

On 30 January 1797, Pennsylvania congressman John Swanwick presented the freemen's petition to the House of Representatives. His introducing of this petition was in character with his patronage of ... More


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Gerda Lerner

in The Grimké Sisters from South Carolina: Pioneers for Women's Rights and Abolition

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807855669
eISBN:
9781469604879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807855669.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Once Angelina Grimké had left the South, she felt relief at no longer being surrounded by slavery. In Philadelphia, she felt much freer and happier. This chapter looks at this next phase in her life. ... More


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Gerda Lerner

in The Grimké Sisters from South Carolina: Pioneers for Women's Rights and Abolition

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807855669
eISBN:
9781469604879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807855669.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the increasing involvement of the Grimké sisters in the abolitionist movement in Philadelphia. Angela attended antislavery meetings before Sarah became involved. Despite the ... More


“A Chain of Freedom Has Been Formed”: The First Continental Congress Develops into the Hub of an Intercolonial Network

William B. Warner

in Protocols of Liberty: Communication Innovation and the American Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226061375
eISBN:
9780226061405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226061405.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

The Whig political mobilizations described in Chapter 4, which were widely reported in the newspapers, created authority for the Congress even before it had met. Few underestimated the difficulty of ... More


“A Few Thoughts in Vindication of Female Eloquence”: The Case for the Education of Republican Women

A. Kristen Foster

in Children and Youth in a New Nation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757420
eISBN:
9780814759851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757420.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter looks at how the founders and students at the Philadelphia Young Ladies' Academy engaged in a lively debate about the extent to which girls—who would soon be young women and ... More


“A Fine Field for Professional Improvement”: Sites and Sources of Medical Authority in the Revolutionary War

Simon Finger

in The Contagious City: The Politics of Public Health in Early Philadelphia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448935
eISBN:
9780801464003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448935.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter details the contributions of Philadelphia's medical community during the War of Independence. Throughout the conflict, disease killed far more Americans than combat; and commanders ... More


“A King, Under the Title of President”

Saikrishna Bangalore Prakash

in Imperial from the Beginning: The Constitution of the Original Executive

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300194562
eISBN:
9780300213416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300194562.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the idea of integrating monarchy in the U.S. government prior to the Philadelphia Convention. Most Americans opposed any proposals that would make any executive branch of U.S. ... More


“A More Extensive Diffusion of Useful Knowledge”: Philadelphia, 1784–1800

in The Enlightenment & the Book: Scottish Authors & Their Publishers in Eighteenth-Century Britain, Ireland, and America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226752525
eISBN:
9780226752549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226752549.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The possibilities for both importing and reprinting books had never been so promising. In addition to economic opportunity, the new nation's atmosphere of religious toleration and its potential for ... More


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