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  • Time Period: 1840-1859
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    • Oyez: U.S. Supreme Court Media

    • Oyez provides audio recordings of oral arguments in Supreme Court cases, as well as links to opinions in every case decided by the Court back to 1793. For overviews of many relevant cases in Oyez, see Clare Cushman's Supreme Court Decisions and...
    • Abortion; Birth control; Jury duty; Pregnancy; Reproductive rights; Sex discrimination; Sex discrimination in employment; Sexual harassment; Women's rights
    • United States
    • Studies in Scarlet: Marriage and Sexuality in the U.S. & U.K., 1815-1914

    • This collection includes images of over 420 separately published trial narratives from Harvard Law School Library's trial collections. The narratives cover such topics as domestic violence, bigamy, seduction, breach of promise to marry, child...
    • Adultery; Divorce; History; Marriage; Murder; Trials; Violence against women;
    • Great Britain; United States
    • Trial Pamphlets Collection

    • The pamphlets in this collection date from the late 1600s to the late 1800s and include contemporary accounts of trials in the United States and Great Britain. These pamphlets were produced soon after trials and sold to a mass audience. Note that...
    • Adultery; Divorce; Murder; Rape; Trials; Violence against women
    • United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- New Hampshire; United States -- New York (State); United States -- Rhode Island
    • Historic New England Collections Access

    • In addition to search options, users can discover the strengths of this rich collection by browsing by category: architecture (photos of historic buildings and houses, architectural drawings); art (e.g., miniature portraits); clothing and...
    • Advertising; Businesswomen; Clothing and dress; Historic houses; Social life and customs; Women in advertising
    • United States -- Connecticut; United States -- Maine; United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- New Hampshire; United States -- Rhode Island; United States -- Vermont
    • African-American Experience in Ohio, 1850-1920

    • This collection from the Ohio Historical Society includes newspaper clippings, photographs and manuscript sources.
    • African American children; African American women; Education; Employment; Lynching; Religion; Segregation; Slavery; Social life and customs; Societies and clubs
    • United States -- Ohio
    • African American Women Writers of the 19th Century

    • This collection includes 42 published works of fiction, poetry, autobiography/biography, and essays. Highlights include Ann Plato's Essays (1841), the first book of essays by an African American; Harriet Wilson's Our Nig (1859), the first novel...
    • African American women authors; Women authors
    • United States
    • Harriet Jacobs: Selected Writings and Correspondence

    • Highlights include correspondence with Lydia Maria Child and Amy Post; Jacobs' appeal for aid for the Savannah Freedmen's Orphan Asylum; and "Advertisement for the capture of Harriet Jacobs. American Beacon, Norfolk Virginia, July 4, 1835.
    • African American women authors; Women slaves; Women social reformers
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    • Women Physicians: 1850s-1970s

    • This collection documents the history of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania (WMCP), Coverage includes founding and early years of the college (1850-1870); student and academic life; racial and ethnic diversity among women physicians;...
    • African American women physicians; Missionaries; Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania; Women medical students; Women physicians; World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
    • Volunteer Voices

    • This collaborative digitization program includes content from more than 100 archives, libraries, and museums across Tennessee. Highlights include documentation of Tennessee's key role in the passage of the 19th Amendment; photos and documents from...
    • African American Women; Civil rights movements; Civil War, 1861-1865; Women -- Suffrage
    • United States -- Tennessee
    • African American women

    • This collection includes letters by slave women from 1837-1838 and 1857, as well as Elizabeth Johnson Harris's handwritten memoir. Harris (1867-1942) covers her early childhood, the church community, courtship, marriage, and her children.
    • African American women; Religion; Women slaves
    • United States -- Georgia -- Augusta; United States -- North Carolina; United States -- Virginia
    • Boston Public Library's Anti-Slavery Collection

    • This collection includes approximately 1200 letters dating from 1835-1868 of the five Weston sisters: Maria Weston Chapman, and Anne, Caroline, Deborah, Lucia and Mary Weston.
    • Antislavery movements
    • United States -- Massachusetts
    • Uncle Tom's Cabin & American Culture

    • This multifaceted site includes text from the first edition; comparison of manuscript, serial and novel texts; contemporary reviews; book covers from various editions; and antislavery texts that predate the novel.
    • Antislavery movements; Uncle Tom's Cabin; Women authors
    • United States
    • Samuel J. May Anti-Slavery Collection

    • Searchable digital collection of pamphlets and leaflets. Activities of women's societies in opposing slavery are heavily documented. Highlights include reports from the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society and the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery...
    • Antislavery movements; Women
    • United States
    • Dolley Madison Project

    • Each of the four sections in this biographical profile of Dolley Madison includes selected letters, images of Madison and her homes, and a timeline.
    • Biography; Presidents' spouses; Widows; Women
    • United States -- Virginia; United States -- Washington, D.C.

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