“a’n’t I A Woman?”

Sell the Shadow to Support the Substance.

In the violent, restless decade before the Civil War some close ties were forged between the woman s-rights movement and abolitionism. The great feminist Susan B. Anthony, for instance, was a paid agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society, while Frederick Douglass, the black abolitionist, was a frequent speaker at woman’s-rights conventions. But if the relationship was occasionally a close one, it was rarely tranquil.Read more »