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Women's Rights and Transatlantic Antislavery in the Era of Emancipation

Kathryn Kish Sklar and James Stewart


Two epochal developments profoundly influenced the history of the Atlantic world between 1770 and 1870—the rise of women's rights activism and the drive to eliminate chattel slavery. The chapters here investigate the intertwining histories of abolitionism and feminism on both sides of the Atlantic during this dynamic century of change. They illuminate the many ways that the two movements developed together and influenced one another. Approaching a wide range of transnational topics, the chapters ask how conceptions of slavery and gendered society differed in the United States, France, Germany, ... More

Keywords: women's rights, chattel slavery, abolitionism, feminism, slavery, gendered society, activism, racial identities, social justice, Atlantic world

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Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780300115932
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300115932.001.0001


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Kathryn Kish Sklar, editor

James Stewart, editor

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Kathryn Kish Sklar and James Brewer Stewart

Part I Context: Then and Today

Part II The Impact of Antislavery on French, German, and British Feminism

Part III The Transatlantic Activism of African-American Women Abolitionists

Part IV Transatlantic Influences on the Emergence of Women's Rights in the United States

Part V Transcultural Activism Against Slavery by African-American Women

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