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

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Abolitionism 1830-1850

Texts and images related to the abolition movement. Includes information on the link between abolitionism and the woman’s rights movement.

Women’s Rights National Historical Park

National Park Service web site providing information on the 1848 Woman’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, planned by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Coffin Mott, Martha Coffin Wright, Mary Ann M’Clintock, and Jane Hunt. Includes links to pictures of several participants (including Martha Coffin Wright) and the historic Declaration of Sentiments.

The Lucretia Coffin Mott Papers Project

Project led by Beverly Wilson Palmer to publish selected letters of Lucretia Coffin Mott, sister of Martha Coffin Wright.

The Susan B. Anthony House

Susan B. Anthony House, Inc., has preserved the home of Susan B. Anthony in Rochester, New York.

Matilda Joslyn Gage

Site devoted to Gage, who co-authored History of Woman Suffrage with Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

The Life of Harriet Tubman

The famous “conductor” on the Underground Railroad received a home in Auburn, New York, in 1857 from William Henry Seward, and lived there until her death.

On the Irrepressible Conflict

Speech delivered by William Henry Seward in October 1858 in which he stated that the issue of slavery presented an “irrepressible conflict between opposing and enduring forces, and it means that the United States must and will, sooner or later, become either entirely a slave-holding nation or entirely a free-labor nation.”

John “Gallant” Pelham

Biography of John Pelham, nephew of Martha Coffin Wright, who became a Confederate hero. Includes link to the poem, “The Gallant Pelham.”

Charles Pelham

Biography of Congressman Charles Pelham, brother of John and nephew of Martha Coffin Wright who corresponded with Wright before and after the Civil War.

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