United States inventor of the mechanical cotton gin (1765-1825)
Rights activist on behalf of mentally ill patients - created first wave of US mental asylums
United States educator who introduced reforms that significantly altered the system of public education (1796-1859)
United States abolitionist who escaped from slavery and became an influential writer and lecturer in the North (1817-1895)
Husband of Angelina Grimke. They wrote "American Slavery As It Is," a firsthand account of life under slavery.
William Lloyd Garrison
United States abolitionist who published an anti-slavery journal the (1805-1879), United States abolitionist who published an anti-slavery journal the Liberator (1805-1879)
United States abolitionist and feminist who was freed from slavery and became a leading advocate of the abolition of slavery and for the rights of women (1797-1883)
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Co-founded the 1848 Women's Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls, New York
A Quaker who attended an anti-slavery convention in 1840 and her party of women was not recognized. She and Stanton called the first women's right convention in New York in 1848
Declaration of Sentiments
The Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions was drafted by Elizabeth Cady Stanton for the women's rights convention at Seneca Falls, New York in 1848. Based on the American Declaration of Independence, the Sentiments demanded equality with men before the law, in education and employment. Here, too, was the first pronouncement demanding that women be given the right to vote.
Susan B. Anthony
social reformer who campaigned for womens rights, the temperance, and was an abolitionist, helped form the National Woman Suffrage Association
was a journalist, critic and women's rights activist. One of first professional women journalists in America.
United States abolitionist born a slave on a plantation in Maryland and became a famous conductor on the Underground Railroad leading other slaves to freedom in the North (1820-1913)
(often initial capital letters) U.S. History. (before the abolition of slavery) a system for helping fugitive slaves to escape into Canada or other places of safety.
any system of philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual above the empirical and material
loyalty to one's own region of the country, rather than to the nation as a whole
people who believed that slavery should be against the law
concerning farms, farmers, or the use of land
Large estate farmed by many workers
Change in technology, brought about by improvements in machinery and by use of steam power
someone who manages or has significant financial interest in an industrial enterprise
unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice
the right to vote
a social system that provides separate facilities for minority groups