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Neither Ballots Nor Bullets: Women Abolitionists and the Civil War Wendy Hamand Venet

Neither Ballots Nor Bullets: Women Abolitionists and the Civil War

Wendy Hamand Venet

Published October 1st 1991
ISBN : 9780813913421
Hardcover
210 pages
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This account of womens abolitionist activity during the Civil War offers new evidence of the extent of womens political activism and reveals the historical significance of this activism. It revises the traditional view of feminism as lying dormantMoreThis account of womens abolitionist activity during the Civil War offers new evidence of the extent of womens political activism and reveals the historical significance of this activism. It revises the traditional view of feminism as lying dormant during the war. The activism of such women as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, through the Womans National Loyal League, brought women into a political sphere from which they had previously been barred- it opened new avenues for feminist activists after the war. In addition to Stanton and Anthony, Wendy Haand Venet also explores the contributions of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Anna Dickinson, Julia Ward Howe, Fanny Kemble, Angelina Grimke Weld, Antoinette Brown Blackwell, Lucy Stone, Lydia Maria Child, Lucretia Mott and others.