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Standard-Bearers of Equality: America's First Abolition Movement by Paul J. Polgar (review)

Standard-Bearers of Equality: America's First Abolition Movement by Paul J. Polgar (review) Canterbury Female Seminary, the Young Ladies’ Domestic Seminary, and a Massachusetts public high school. She would later teach in New York and Ohio, join the abolitionist movement, and marry renowned lecturer Henry Bibb. Mary (Miles) Bibb and her husband later emigrated to Canada, where she ran a private school and assisted with Henry’s newspaper, The Voice of the Fugitive. After her husband’s death, Mary Bibb continued to teach. She eventually remarried and returned to the United States. In Pursuit of Knowledge is meticulous in documenting the strategies in which Black and interracial abolitionist communities engaged to obtain equal school rights for Black girls, such as boycotting, petitioning, and writing editorials. Baumgartner also devotes considerable attention to the networks that fostered educational activism. As a result, this text will be instructive for readers interested in histories of education, abolition, Black women’s activism, and Black girlhood. Its engagement with local politics in several New England cities will also appeal to those who study regional histories of the North. In Pursuit of Knowledge offers a thorough examina - tion of how ardently Black women and girls fought to enter educational institutions and how these attempts have long been embedded in Black people’s http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of the Civil War Era University of North Carolina Press

Standard-Bearers of Equality: America's First Abolition Movement by Paul J. Polgar (review)

The Journal of the Civil War Era , Volume 12 (1) – Feb 15, 2022

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Abstract

Canterbury Female Seminary, the Young Ladies’ Domestic Seminary, and a Massachusetts public high school. She would later teach in New York and Ohio, join the abolitionist movement, and marry renowned lecturer Henry Bibb. Mary (Miles) Bibb and her husband later emigrated to Canada, where she ran a private school and assisted with Henry’s newspaper, The Voice of the Fugitive. After her husband’s death, Mary Bibb continued to teach. She eventually remarried and returned to the United States. In Pursuit of Knowledge is meticulous in documenting the strategies in which Black and interracial abolitionist communities engaged to obtain equal school rights for Black girls, such as boycotting, petitioning, and writing editorials. Baumgartner also devotes considerable attention to the networks that fostered educational activism. As a result, this text will be instructive for readers interested in histories of education, abolition, Black women’s activism, and Black girlhood. Its engagement with local politics in several New England cities will also appeal to those who study regional histories of the North. In Pursuit of Knowledge offers a thorough examina - tion of how ardently Black women and girls fought to enter educational institutions and how these attempts have long been embedded in Black people’s

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The Journal of the Civil War EraUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Feb 15, 2022

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