- Abolitionists remember: antislavery autobiographies & the unfinished work of emancipationGet This Now!
In Abolitionists Remember, Julie Roy Jeffrey illuminates a second, little-noted antislavery struggle as abolitionists in the postwar period attempted to counter the nation's g…more
- A Short History of Ethics: A History of Moral Philosophy from the Homeric Age to the 20th CenturyGet This Now!
- Divergent paths: how culture and institutions have shaped North American growthGet This Now!
This study of North American economic history argues that culture and institutions play an integral role in determining economic outcome. It focuses its examination on the eig…more
- Language ideologies: practice and theoryGet This Now!
""Language ideologies"" refers to the representation (explicit or implicit) of the intersection of language and human beings in a social world. These essays examine definition…more
- Ida B. Wells-Barnett and American reform, 1880-1930Get This Now!
African American journalist Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1931) is remembered mainly for her antilynching crusade in the 1890s. This work seeks to restore her to her central plac…more
- Rape and race in the nineteenth-century SouthGet This Now!
Challenging notions of race and sexuality presumed to have originated and flourished in the slave South, Diane Miller Sommerville traces the evolution of white southerners' fe…more
- The great catastrophe of my life: divorce in the Old DominionGet This Now!
From the end of the Revolution until 1851, Virginia legislature turned down two-thirds of all petitions for divorce. Men and women faced a harsh legal system. In this book, Th…more
- The origins of women's activism: New York and Boston, 1797-1840Get This Now!
Tracing the deep roots of women's activism in America, this text analyses over 70 women's volunteer associations in the decades following the Revolution. She explores the aims…more
- Signatures of citizenship: petitioning, antislavery, and women's political identityGet This Now!
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 sig…more
- Ella Baker and the Black freedom movement: a radical democratic visionGet This Now!
One of the most important African American leaders of the 20th century and perhaps the most influential woman in the civil rights movement, Ella Baker (1903-1986) was an activ…more
- Free hearts and free homes: gender and American antislavery politicsGet This Now!
By exploring the intersection of gender and politics in the antebellum North, Michael Pierson examines how antislavery political parties capitalized on the emerging family pra…more
- White women, rape, and the power of race in Virginia, 1900-1960Get This Now!
For decades, historians have primarily analyzed charges of black-on-white rape in the South through accounts of lynching or manifestly unfair trial proceedings, suggesting tha…more