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Van Dinter Chapter 14 People and Terms

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Mormons
first successful utopia
Lyman Beecher
worked for the Temperance Movement
Horace Mann
leader in education reform
Thomas Gallaudet
taught the hearing impaired
Samuel Gridley Howe
taught the visually impaired
Dorothea Dix
worked to reform prisons and help the mentally ill
Henry David Thoreau
transcendentalist who stressed having a relationship with nature, practiced civil disobedience
Walt Whitman
poet who captured the American spirit
Harriet Beecher Stowe
author of Uncle Tom's Cabin
William Lloyd Garrison
newspaper writer in The Liberator-wanted immediate freeing of the slaves
Grimke Sisters
slaveholding family from South Carolina who asked to their slaves so they could free them
David Walker
African American writer in Boston who encouraged slaves to revolt
American Colonization Society
group of white men who sent freed slaves to Africa
Frederick Douglas
slave who ran from MD, to MA, and then to NY; his newspaper was called the North Star
Elijah Lovejoy
burned his offices then shot and killed him for being an abolitionist
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucrecia Mott
organized the Seneca Falls Convention to end discrimination against women, allow women to enter the work force, and fight for sufferage
Emma Hart Willard
founded Troy Female Siminary in New York
Mary Lyon
founded Mount Holyoke Female Seminary
Elizabeth Blackwell
first woman to earn a medical degree in the US
Utopia
community based on vision of a perfect society
Temperance
drinking of little or no alcohol
Underground Railroad
journey to freedom, (northern states, Canada, Mexico) that slaves took to escape slavery
Sufferage
the right to vote
Transcendentalists
people who stress the relationship between humans and nature
Civil Disobedience
the refusal to obey laws that are considered unjust