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Women's History-Primary Sources: Antebellum America

Antebellum America

Lowell Women Girls Go on Strike: Two Documents

“The Hunters of Kentucky,” Lyrics

Margaret Bayard Smith Describes Jackson’s Inaugural

Andrew Jackson, “Second Annual Message”

Letter from Chief John Ross of the Cherokee

“Trouble So Hard: Singing of Slavery and Freedom”

“My Master Has Sold Albert to a Trader”

Solomon Northup, “Twelve Years a Slave,” excerpt

Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, excerpts

James Henry Hammond, Pro-Slavery Argument

Frances Harper, Poems:

“Bury Me in a Free Land”

“The Slave Mother”

Catherine Beecher on “The Duty of American Females”

Angelina Grimké, “Appeal to the Christian Women of the South”

Constitution of the Female Anti-Slavery Society of Salem (1832)

Sojourner Truth, “Ain’t I a Woman?”

Seneca Falls “Declaration of Sentiments”

Subject Guide

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