How Did Abolitionist Women and Their Slaveholding Relatives
Negotiate Their Conflict over the Issue of Slavery?

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Abstract

Introduction

Biographical Sketches

              

Abolitionist Martha Coffin Wright

Document 1: Martha Coffin Wright to David Wright, 5 and 7 December 1833

Document 2: Martha Coffin Wright to Lucretia Coffin Mott, 18 and 19 January 1843

Document 3: Martha Coffin Wright to David Wright, 7 April 1859

Document 4: Martha Coffin Wright to Eliza Wright Osborne, 9 April 1859

Document 5: Martha Coffin Wright to Ellen Wright, 30 December 1860

Document 6: Martha Coffin Wright to Matilda Joslyn Gage, 15 February 1871

Family Relationships Before the War

Document 7: Martha Coffin Wright to David Wright, 23 October 1853

Document 8: William Pelham to Marianna Pelham Mott, 5 March 1854

Document 9: William Pelham to Marianna Pelham Mott, 28 April 1854

Document 10: William Pelham to Marianna Pelham Mott, 25 June 1854

Document 11: Martha Coffin Wright to Charles Pelham, 1856

Document 12: Martha Coffin Wright to David Wright, 18 February 1859

The Coming of the Civil War

Document 13: Charles Pelham to Martha Coffin Wright, 6 December 1860

Document 14: Martha Coffin Wright to Charles Pelham, 20 December 1860

Document 15: Charles Pelham to Martha Coffin Wright, 12 March 1861

Document 16: John Pelham to Marianna Pelham Mott, 18 March 1861

Document 17: John Pelham to Marianna Pelham Mott, 26 March 1861

Document 18 : William Pelham to Marianna Pelham Mott, 11 August 1861

Document 19 : William Pelham to Marianna Pelham Mott, 1 January 1865

Document 20A: William Pelham to Marianna Pelham Mott, 28 January 1865

Document 20B: Marianna Pelham Mott to William Pelham, February 1865

Document 20C: William Pelham to Marianna Pelham Mott, 14 February 1865

Document 20D: Marianna Pelham Mott to William Pelham, February 1865

After the War

Document 21: Charles Pelham to Martha Coffin Wright, 12 July 1869

Document 22: Martha Coffin Wright to Susan B. Anthony, 4 November 1869

              

Image 1: Martha Coffin Pelham Wright, ca. 1830

Image 2: Martha Coffin Pelham Wright with her son William Pelham in Union uniform, November 1861

Image 3: Children of Martha Wright, ca. 1861

Image 4: David Wright, ca. 1870

Image 5: Lucretia Mott, ca. 1870

Image 6: Harriet Tubman and residents of Tubman home in Auburn, New York

              

Appendix: Sherry H. Penney and James D. Livingston, "Expectant at Seneca Falls," 2003

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