Betsy Mix Cowles: Champion of Equality by Stacey M RobertsonBetsy Mix Cowles: Champion of Equality by Stacey M Robertson

Betsy Mix Cowles: Champion of Equality

byStacey M Robertson

Paperback | November 1, 2013

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Betsy Mix Cowles (a champion of equality whose circle of acquaintances included Frederick Douglass, Abby Kelley, and William Lloyd Garrison) is a brilliant example of what an educated and independent woman can accomplish. A staunch defender of abolitionism, Cowles also took up the cause of women's rights and dedicated her life to the advocacy of women's access to education, equal rights, and independence in the pre-Civil War era. The life of this devoted social reformer illuminates the struggles and historical developments relating to abolitionism and the fledgling women's movement during one of the most contentious periods in American history.

About the Lives of American Women series: Selected and edited by renowned women's historian Carol Berkin, these brief biographies are designed for use in undergraduate courses. Rather than a comprehensive approach, each biography focuses instead on a particular aspect of a woman's life that is emblematic of her time, or which made her a pivotal figure in the era. The emphasis is on a 'good read', featuring accessible writing and compelling narratives, without sacrificing sound scholarship and academic integrity. Primary sources at the end of each biography reveal the subject's perspective in her own words. Study questions and an annotated bibliography support the student reader.

Stacey M. Robertsonis the Oglesby Professor of American Heritage at Bradley University where she has taught since 1994. She is the author ofParker Pillsbury: Radical Abolitionist, Male Feminist,Hearts Beating for Liberty: Women Abolitionists in the Old Northwest, andAntebellum Women: Private, Public, and Political, co-authored with Car...
Title:Betsy Mix Cowles: Champion of EqualityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:November 1, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0813347718

ISBN - 13:9780813347714


Table of Contents

Series Editor's Foreward


1. Pious Pioneering: The Roots of Reform, 1810-1827

2. Growing Pains: Teaching and Single Life, 1827-1834

3. Beginning of Antislavery Commitment, 1834-1837

4. Oberlin College and the Power of Education, 1837-1840

5. The Maturation and Merging of Teaching and Antislavery, 1840-1850

6. Woman’s Rights and Career Achievements: 1850-1860

7. The Civil War, Blindness, and Postwar Reform 1860-1872

Primary Sources

Study Questions
Annotated Bibliography

Editorial Reviews

"Robertson tells Cowles' story with fresh appreciation and information Primary sources, notes, an annotated bibliography, and study questions add to the books' usefulness and interest."—BooklistPraise for the Lives of American Women series"Finally! The majority of students—by which I mean women—will have the opportunity to read biographies of women from our nation's past. (Men can read them too, of course!) The ‘Lives of American Women' series features an eclectic collection of books, readily accessible to students who will be able to see the contributions of women in many fields over the course of our history. Long overdue, these books will be a valuable resource for teachers, students, and the public at large."—Cokie Roberts, author of Founding Mothers and Ladies of Liberty"Just what any professor wants: books that will intrigue, inform, and fascinate students! These short, readable biographies of American women—specifically designed for classroom use—give instructors an appealing new option to assign to their history students."—Mary Beth Norton, Mary Donlon Alger Professor of American History, Cornell University