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Author Zaeske, Susan.

Title Signatures of citizenship : petitioning, antislavery, and women's political identity / by Susan Zaeske
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 253 pages) : illustrations
Series Gender & American culture
Gender & American culture.
Contents The unfortunate word "petition" -- What can women do? -- A departure from their place -- A firebrand in our hands -- It's none of your business, gals -- Discreditable to the national character -- To shut against them this door -- Afterword, we can no longer be neglected or forgotten
Summary This history analyzes women's antislavery petitions, the speeches calling women to petition and public reaction from 1831 to 1865. It argues that petitioning not only made significant steps to abolish slavery but also contributed toward transforming women's political identity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-244) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Antislavery movements -- United States -- History.
Women abolitionists -- United States -- History.
Women political activists -- United States -- History.
Women social reformers -- United States -- History.
Women -- Political activity -- United States -- History.
Women -- United States -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0807827592 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0807854263 (paperback; alk. paper)
0807863289 (electronic bk.)
9780807827598 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780807854266 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780807863282 (electronic bk.)