As abolitionist groups started to form and slavery was being fought, women started to realize that they had no rights and began their battle. Her book includes brief documentaries of Grimke Sisters, Maria Stewart, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Sojourner Truth; all became important symbols of the continuity between the antislavery and women's rights movements. Beginning in the 1830s, white and black women in the North became active in trying to end slavery. These Women were inspired in many cases by the religious revivals sweeping the nation. While women in the movement at first focused their efforts upon emancipation, the intense criticsm that greeted their activities gradually pushed some of them toward an advocacy of women's rights as well.
In a time in which women had no rights, Stanton, along with her partner Susan B. Anthony, started movements to change the lives of women for eternity. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born on November 12, 1815 in Johnstown, New York. She was the daughter of Margaret Livingston and Daniel Cady, who was a lawyer and congressman himself. She was a daughter of ten, but experienced hardships during her childhood by losing her siblings. Four out of her five brothers died during early stages of their lives, and the fifth brother died after graduating college at Union.
Despite the law she began to travel and lecture across the nation for the women's right to vote. She also campaigned for the abolition of slavery, the right for women to own their own property and retain their earnings, and she advocated for women's labor organizations. Susan remained active and dedicated to women’s suffrage until her death on March 13, 1906. Abolitionist After moving to Rochester, NY in 1845, the Anthony family became very active in the anti-slavery movement. Susan B, Anthony became an agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society in 1856.
When the law was passed it made Northerners participants in the institution of slavery. Since Harriet was extremely opposed to the law when it was passed, it spurred her into action. As her upbringing taught her, she became an instrument of the Lord, and created the epic narrative of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. She claimed that the words came to her from god with the purpose of ending slavery. (Gordon, 2011) Uncle Tom’s Cabin was about the story of Eliza Harris, the young slave mother that escapes from the Shelby plantation Kentucky to avoid being sold away from her child.
Lydia’s father chose to send her to live with her sister, Mary Francis Preston, in Norridgewock, Maine. Near the town was a Penobscot settlement, which started her interest in Indians. Lydia stayed with her sister until 1820, and her time was spent studying to become a teacher. In 1821, she moved back to Massachusetts and lived with her brother, Convers, who was a Unitarian minister. There she founded a school for girls and wrote her first four books.
Sarah had her heart broken but this is when she realized she had to stop trying to fill the mold which her parents expected of her, this is where most of her struggles begins. Sarah always religious person, but after her father passed away she stayed up north to mourn on her own at this time she met this Quaker family. The Quaker family, Israel and his wife Rebecca, open their arms for Sarah and hooked her interest toward the Quaker religion, because abolitionist beliefs and the fact that women were allowed to be minsters. The Quaker beliefs amazed Sarah because she saw an opportunity to express opinions which has been on her heart for the majority of her life. After Israel’s wife died, Sarah decide to go up north to Philadelphia to live with Israel and his children to learn about Quaker religion and become a part of the church.
Toosweet represent the older rural African American women generation, whom was too terrified to stand up for their rights. She was portrayed as a good mother to Moody. She struggled to make ends meet, yet she did everything she could to provide shelter and food to her children. Toosweet has encouraged Moody to pursue education. However, she did not want Moody to go to college because of the fear of her daughter joining the Civil Rights Movement and getting killed.
This upset their father, Daniel, so he set up a home school for his children (Gwynnie). Anthony’s family was forced to move to Rochester because of the depression of 1837, which caused her father, Daniel, to go bankrupt and lose their home in Battensville (Margo). Anthony always made her work in life one of justice and sought to establish equality in the world. After she had taught for fifteen years, Anthony involved herself in the temperance movement. She also because active in the anti-slavery movement.
Harper was totally against this and therefore used a polemical style of writing, as she wanted to point out this controversial issue to the public and to persuade people against it. Harper had a pioneering spirit and was prepared to be the first of a kind. She was an active part in the anti-slavery movement and used various poems including "The Slave Mother" to get her point across. When she was speaking up for what she believed her poetry became part of her efforts to campaign against slav... ... middle of paper ... ...f what ahs happened. Both poems have explored the common theme of parent-child separation very well.
Lastly, she was an activist for woman suffrage, who used her morals and skills to fight for equality. Without her contributions to the Antislavery, Temperance and the Women’s Rights movements, African American could still be enslaved and women would still have no voice and no protection against domestic violence. Susan B. Anthony is recognized in the United States as a Historical Feminist. Ms. Anthony historical impact has influence some states to legally recognized February 15 as Susan B. Anthony Day however, this day is still a national American observance. On Susan B. Anthony Day tributes are made and memorial services are held at her grave site in Rochester, New York and in Washington, DC.