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This is the grave of Isabella Beecher Hooker. Born in 1822 in Litchfield, Connecticut, Isabella Beecher came from the nation’s most prominent reformer family. Her father Lyman Beecher was the most important minister of the day. Her sister Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin, which for as wretched a novel as it is remains, […]
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On September 17, 1868, the Working Women’s Association formed as the working class representation within the women’s suffrage and labor movements. This short-lived moment in our labor history demonstrates at least the potential for cross-class solidarity among labor issues at this time, but also the disconnect between 19th century middle class reformers and the working […]
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To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, ratified on this day in 1920, the grave series has a special guest post from Kathleen McIntyre, assistant professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and associate director of the Honors Program at the University of Rhode Island. She is the author of Protestantism and State Formation […]
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This is the grave of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Born in 1815 in Johnstown, New York, Stanton’s father was a leading attorney and Federalist who served a term in Congress in the mid-1810s and then became a judge, rising to the New York Supreme Court by the 1840s. He encouraged his daughters to become educated and […]
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