Lessons From the Past, Looking Toward the Future Lecture Series with UTEP: Women Resisting Slavery before the Civil War

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
El Paso Museum of History
510 N. Santa Fe
El Paso, Texas 79901
knoedlerjm@elpasotexas.gov
915-212-3163

Lessons From the Past, Looking Toward the Future Lecture Series with UTEP: Women Resisting Slavery before the Civil War 


While northern states ended slavery within their own borders in the early 1800s, the federal government and southern states passed laws to entrench the practice.  Northern Black and White women, largely excluded from the political process at that time, resisted cultural constraints and worked to end slavery throughout the United States.  From Antislavery Fairs and petitions to the Underground Railroad, women played a critical role in the Abolition movement. The strategies embraced by these women have been used over time to inspire resistance and change.  Susan Stanfield is an assistant professor of history at the University of Texas at El Paso focuses on 19th Century U.S. History including the Civil War and Reconstruction.  She is currently completing a book, Domestic Texts and Contexts:  Black and White Women and Civic Identity in Antebellum America. 

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