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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0882959514, Paperback)

"This is a soul-stirring era," remarked the Reverend William Mitchell in 1835, "and will be so recorded in the annals of time." Countless antebellum reformers agreed. The United States was awash in efforts to change itself, a "sisterhood of reforms" emerging to characterize the efforts of hundreds of thousands of Americans. In all of this, women played an important role.

In her latest publication, Professor Ginzberg offers a view of women and antebellum reofrm through two lenses: one focused on the ideas about women, religion, class, and race that shaped reform movements; and another that observes actual women as they participated in the work of social change. For women, a commitment to reform offered a broader sense of their place in the world, and of their responsibility to se it aright. By considering the efforts of these women-distributing bibles, tracts, and charity, fighting intemperance, opposing slavery, or demanding their rights as women-the reader gains a richer understanding of the antebellum era itself. Includes 11 Illustrations, Bibliographical Essay, and Index.

"The writing is clear and lively and the interpretation engaging and sophisticated. Ginzberg brings a wide array of individuals, events, and movements to life and provides particularly insightful discussions of class and racial differences within antebellum society and antebellum reform."-Nancy A. Hewitt, Rutgers University

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