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Women, Dissent, and Anti-Slavery in Britain and America, 1790–1865

Elizabeth J. Clapp and Julie Roy Jeffrey

Abstract

As historians have gradually come to recognize, the involvement of women was central to the anti-slavery cause in both Britain and the United States. Like their male counterparts, women abolitionists did not all speak with one voice. Among the major differences between women were their religious affiliations, an aspect of their commitment that has not been studied in detail. Yet it is clear that the desire to live out and practice their religious beliefs inspired many of the women who participated in anti-slavery activities in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. This book exami ... More

Keywords: English Protestant dissent, Puritan, evangelical, women abolitionists, anti-slavery, Baptist, Congregational, Presbyterian, Unitarian, activism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199585489
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585489.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth J. Clapp, editor
Senior Lecturer in American History, University of Leicester
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Julie Roy Jeffrey, editor
Professor of History, Goucher College, Baltimore
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