Betsy Mix Cowles - champion of equality
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Om Betsy Mix Cowles
Betsy Mix Cowlesa champion of equality whose circle of acquaintances included Frederick Douglass, Abby Kelley, and William Lloyd Garrisonis a brilliant example of what an educated and independent woman can accomplish. A staunch defender of abolitionism, Cowles also took up the cause of women's rights and dedicated her life to the advocacy of women's access to education, equal rights, and independence in the preCivil War era. The life of this devoted social reformer illuminates the struggles and historical developments relating to abolitionism and the fledgling women's movement during one of the most contentious periods in American history. About the Lives of American Women series: Selected and edited by renowned women's historian Carol Berkin, these brief biographies are designed for use in undergraduate courses. Rather than a comprehensive approach, each biography focuses instead on a particular aspect of a woman's life that is emblematic of her time, or which made her a pivotal figure in the era. The emphasis is on a good read," featuring accessible writing and compelling narratives, without sacrificing sound scholarship and academic integrity. Primary sources at the end of each biography reveal the subject's perspective in her own words. Study questions and an annotated bibliography support the student reader."Robertson tells Cowles' story with fresh appreciation and information Primary sources, notes, an annotated bibliography, and study questions add to the books' usefulness and interest." Booklist Praise for the Lives of American Women series "Finally! The majority of studentsby which I mean womenwill have the opportunity to read biographies of women from our nation's past. (Men can read them too, of course!) The Lives of American Women' series features an eclectic collection of books, rea... "For educators keen to include women in the American story, but hampered by the lack of thoughtful, concise scholarship, here comes Lives of American Women,' embracing Abigail Adams's counsel to Johnremember the ladies.' And high time, too!" Lesley S. Herrmann, Executive Director, The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History "These books are, above all, fascinating stories that will engage and inspire readers. They offer a glimpse into the lives of key women in history who either defi...