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    Assignment 2: In Their Own Words

    in this assignment, you’ll be reading and analyzing some of the writings of an abolitionist. Using the databases and web based links below, you could look at letters, essays, speeches, book excerpts, and more.

    For names in bold, start with ProQuest's History Study Center Database. Choose the "Historical Documents" tab on the right side of the page, then enter the abolitionist's name in the "keyword" box. This will give you options to choose from, and will also provide additional background on the abolitionist you choose. 

    For names in Italics, start with the selected links from education, organization, or government sites that have been vetted by your teacher and librarian. It's especially important to use the C.R.A.A.P. test with web searches.

    For citations and bibliography, I suggest starting with ZoteroBib and double-checking against your notes from Ms. Sanchez. 

    Here is the list of abolitionists: 

    Political Players:

    Abraham Lincoln
    Thaddeus Stevens
    Charles Sumner

    Religious Sorts

    Lewis and Arthur Tappan
    Henry Ward Beecher
    Rabbi David Einhorn; Eulogy for Abraham Lincoln; Excerpts from Einhorn's refutation of Raphall's view of slavery,  starting at the bottom of pg 14

    Early Feminists:

    Lydia Maria Child
    Lucretia Mott
    Abby Kelley Foster: Address to the National Women's ConventionAddress to Anti-Slavery Convention
    Frances Dana Gage
    Ernestine Rose: Links to Speeches on Women's Rights and an Address to the Women's Rights Conference of 1851

    Violent Radicals:

    John Brown
    Nat Turner: Turner's confession to Thomas Grey

    Privilege for Change:

    James Forten: Letters from a man of colour
    Grimke Sisters
    Gerrit Smith

    Mary Ellen Pleasant: Article in Ebony Magazine, 1979


    Harriet Beecher Stowe: link to many varied writings
    David Ruggles
    John Greenleaf Whittier

    Martin Delaney: Letter to Frederick DouglassThe Condition, Elevation, Emigration, and Destiny of the Colored People of the United States

    Escaped Slaves/Writers

    Sojourner Truth
    Frederick Douglass
    Henry Highland Garnet

    Henry Walton Bibb: Narratvie (scroll to page 13 where narrative starts)
    Solomon Northup: Narrative (scroll to page 17 where narrative starts)


    Lysander Spooner
    Henry David Thoreau

    Direct Action

    Harriet Tubman
    Josiah Henson: Autobiography Excerpt 


    William Lloyd Garrison
    Wendell Phillips: Speech from "Proceedings of the American-Anti-Slavery Society at its second decade."

    Early Influences

    David Walker: Appeal to the Colored Citizens
    Theodore Dwight Weld: American Slavery as It Is
    Benjamin Lundy: The War In Texas;  Letter to Andrew Jackson

    Elijah Parish Lovejoy: Poem for Commencement Speech; Lovejoy's Speech to Alton


    Sarah Mapps Douglass: Letter to William Basset