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Using the State Curriculum: Social Studies, Grade 8

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Standard 5.0 History

Topic C. Conflict between Ideas and Institutions

Indicator 4. Analyze the institution of slavery and its influence on societies in the United States

Objective c. Compare the relationship of abolitionists to the other reform movements

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Wonderful essay that examines the shared impulses behind and relationships among abolitionism and the other various nineteenth century reform movements.
Letter from Angelina Grimke that explains how her work as a abolitionist led her to the women’s rights movement and why she believes women should have equal rights.
Site that explores the reform efforts of several notable women, including Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Sojourner Truth. Includes excerpts from women’s rights speeches and writings.
Lesson plan that illustrates the connection between abolitionism and the women’s rights movement.
19th Century Sunday School books, from the Library of Congress. Provide insights into religious thought on a variety of topics, including temperance and slavery
The Evolution of the Conservation Movement, by the Library of Congress. Early documents come from mid-19th Century reform pd.
Votes for Women: Selections from the National American Women Suffrage Association, from the Library of Congress
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