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Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926) to Alexander M. Ross

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03007.53 Author/Creator: Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter Date: no date Pagination: 2 p. ; 20.5 x 12.5 cm.

Summary of Content: "The struggle for a married woman's rights will be a longer and a harder fought battle than any other that the world has ever known." Preaches rights for married women, and catalogs the abuses of husbands. Also supports temperance. Wonders why God did not make mankind better. Author and recipient inferred from content. Only last two pages remain.

Background Information: Anne Brown Adams was the daughter of John Brown. Alexander M. Ross was a famous Canadian naturalist, also a prominent abolitionist and a strong supporter of John Brown.

People: Adams, Anne Brown, 1843-1926
Ross, Alexander Milton, 1832-1897
Brown, John, 1800-1859

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Subjects: African American HistoryJohn BrownAbolitionSlaveryReligionWoman AuthorWomen's HistoryCivil RightsMarriageAlcoholTemperance and Prohibition

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