Elizabeth Buffum Chace and Lillie Chace Wyman: A Century of Abolitionist, Suffragist, and Workers' Rights Activism

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McFarland, 1 בינו׳ 2003 - 332 עמודים
At her death she was hailed as the conscience of Rhode Island: Elizabeth Buffum Chace's life (1806-1899) of public activism spanned sixty years. Having fought to abolish slavery in the years before the Civil War, Chace spearheaded the drive for women's suffrage in Rhode Island in the last decades of the 19th century. She was an associate of radical activists William Lloyd Garrison and Lucy Stone and she advocated for the rights of women and children toiling in her husband's factories.
Her daughter--one of ten children--Lillie Chace Wyman (1847-1929), was an activist-writer and published short stories on social issues in Atlantic Monthly and other periodicals. An outspoken advocate of racial equality, Wyman kept the legacy of the radical antislavery movement of her mother's generation alive into the twentieth century.
Since neither Chace nor Wyman left behind a collection of personal papers, this mother-daughter biography is the product of Stevens' extensive research into public and private archives to locate documents that illuminate the lives of these two remarkable women. By looking at 19th century American women's history through the lens of this activist pair, Stevens reveals some of the connections between the public and private lives of activists and examines a relationship that was at once nurturing, confining, stifling and enriching.

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INTRODUCTION
1
To train up the children in the way they should go
7
The world turned upside down
19
The momentous step
30
A living adherence to vital principles
43
Neither parrots puppets nor pedants but thinkers
57
Their bravest faith and best aspirations were thwarted by their fate
66
To every human being belongs every human right
78
Studies of Factory Life
154
So many gone yet so much left to be done
163
From Generation to Generation
176
A part of our consciousness like the hills
188
She was a woman of the Titan brood
198
My special and inherited cause
207
Gertrude of Denmark
215
To have been antislavery together
222

What shall we do with our daughters?
92
The child of the state
109
Factory Women and Girls of New England
120
Was she clothed with the rents paid for these wretched rooms?
133
What shall we do next?
147
NOTES
235
BIBLIOGRAPHY
313
INDEX
323
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Elizabeth C. Stevens is the associate editor of the Papers of General Nathanael Greene at the Rhode Island Historical Society in Providence, Rhode Island. She lives in Guilford, Connecticut

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