Free Hearts and Free Homes: Gender and American Antislavery Politics

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2003 - History - 250 pages
By exploring the intersection of gender and politics in the antebellum North, Michael Pierson examines how antislavery political parties capitalized on the emerging family practices and ideologies that accompanied the market revolution.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Liberty Party Gender Ideologies
25
Gender and Emancipation
47
Antislavery Women and the Triumph of Domestic Feminism
71
Democrats and the Defense of Patriarchy
97
Gender in the 1856 Republican Campaign
115
Free Love and womens rights advocates
117
James Buchanan shown as willing to change his political clothes
123
Republican Women and the 1856 Election
139
AntiFrémont cartoon ridiculing Republicans
151
Republican Gender Ideology in 1860
165
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Michael D. Pierson is associate professor of history at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

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