How Did Northern White Women Participate in the Bleeding Kansas Conflict of the 1850s?


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      This document project examines how Bleeding Kansas energized abolitionist women and prompted northern women to join the Free Soil movement. In many ways Kansas was a cultural contest between northern and southern views of American life. Women were central to both sides of that contest, but northern women were explicitly recruited and trenchantly engaged in the struggle. In addition to promoting the Free State movement, northern women's activism fostered a new view of womanhood that embraced political endeavors.



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