The Female Medical College of Pennsylvania opens.
Fugitive Slave Law
database from the National Archives
includes Selected Documents Relating to Fugitive Slaves,
1837 - 1860 and Fugitive Slave Case Papers, 1850 - 1860 and
Under the Fugitive Slave Act (Fugitive Slave Petition Book),
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Hedrick, Joan. Uncle Tom's Cabin
[Interview online]. Talking History, 25 February 2002. Available
Hedrick won the Pulitzer Prize for Harriet Beecher
Stowe: A Life (Oxford University Press, 1994).
in Action: Analyze Abolitionist Speeches [online]. In History
Matters. Fairfax, VA: Center for History and New Media; New York
: American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning, 1998-
[cited 24 March 2005]. Available
Historian Carla Peterson interprets speeches by Sojourner Truth (1852) and
Frances Watkins Harper (1857).
Rights, part of the Library of Virginia's Working Out Her
Destiny exhibit, reproduces the letter that Nancy Polk sent to
Virginia's governor. Polk wanted clarification of her property rights.
Harriet Wilson's Our Nig; or Sketches from the Life of a Free
Black is published.
In Beyond Mortal
Vision: Harriet Wilson, P. Gabrielle Foreman and Reginald H. Pitts
discuss recently discovered information about Wilson's life.
Format: Video; time: 1 hour, 20 minutes.
Martha J. Coston patents a night signal flare in her husband's
J. Coston is featured in the Enterprising Women: 250
Years of American Business.
Harriet Jacobs' Incidents
Life of a Slave Girl is published.
Life of a Slave Girl [Documenting the American South].
Jacobs: Selected Writings and Correspondence [Gilder Lehrman
Center] offers 15 documents, including an advertisement for the capture
of Harriet Jacobs (1835), letters from Jacobs, and a contemporary review
of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.
Battle of Prairie Grove: Civilian Recollections of the Civil War, part
of the Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plans series from the
National Park Service.
Hornbek and the Homestead Act: A Colorado Success Story from the
National Park Service.
Julia Ward Howe writes the "Battle Hymn of the Republic."
See Battle hymn of the
Republic from the America Singing: Nineteenth-Century Song Sheets
Mary Todd Lincoln to Abraham Lincoln advising her husband to remove the
hesitant Gen. George B. McClellan from command, 2 November . In
Words and Deeds
in American History [Library of Congress].
Navajo Nation's Own 'Trail of Tears' [All Things Considered, National
Public Radio, June 14, 2005]
State Monument [New Mexico State Monuments]
Sand Creek Massacre leaves at least 150 Cheyennes and Arapahos dead.
Read Christine Whitacre's article The
Search for the Site of the Sand Creek Massacre in Prologue
(pages 13-20), Varina Davis to Montgomery Blair describing the capture of
her husband, Jefferson Davis, 6 June 1865. In Words and Deeds in
American History [Library of Congress].
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony found the National Woman
Suffrage Association (NWSA), and Lucy Stone helps found the more moderate
American Woman Suffrage Association.
The Great Chicago Fire and the
Web of Memory [online]. [Chicago, Ill.]: Chicago Historical Society
and the Trustees of Northwestern University, 1996. Available from:
The "Web of Memory" section includes eyewitness
recollections of the 1871 fire by nine women.
Maureen Flanagan describes the roles of women in the relief
videos are part of site, Illinois During the
Gilded Age [Northern Illinois University Libraries].
Victoria Woodhull testifies before Congress...
with Barbara Goldsmith, author of Other Powers: The Age of
Suffrage, Spiritualism, and the Scandalous Victoria Woodhull [Fresh
Air, National Public Radio, March 11, 1999].
A political cartoon
of Woodhull appears in Ohio Memory
Comstock Law prohibits the distribution of information
or devices relating to abortion or birth control.
Marriage, Women, and
Law includes documents from New York University Law Library that
document the federal and state Comstock laws.
Emma Spaulding Bryant
Letters: An Online Archival Collection [online]. Durham, N.C.: Duke
Libraries. Available from: http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/bryant/.
The Woman's Christian Temperance Union is founded.
See Ohio Memory for numerous
sources that document the temperance movement, including the "Women's
Temperance Convention Address and Plan of Work" that was written by Martha
McClellan Brown for the 1874 convention.
model of Margaret Knight's machine for making paper bags, 1879 is
featured in Legacies
Daily Life During This Time Period
Valley Heritage includes the diary of Christine Ladd-Franklin, Vassar
College Class of 1869. The diary covers the years 1866 to 1873,
and describes her experience as a Vassar student, the
challenges of financing her education, and her early years of teaching
before beginning her graduate work in mathematics.
American Women's History: A Timeline
Middle Tennessee State Univ. Library
Murfreesboro, TN 37132