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Anti-Sabbath Convention : 1848 Mar. 23-24: Boston, MA 1
Anti-Slavery Convention : 1833 : Philadelphia, PA 1
Anti-Slavery Convention of American Women : 1837 : New York, NY 3 2
Anti-Slavery Convention of American Women : 1839 May : Philadelphia, PA 2 1
Anti-Slavery Fair, Philadelphia, PA, 1860 1
Anti-Slavery Movement From the second decade of the nineteenth century until the abolition of black slavery in the United States in the 1860s, black and white women were significant actors in the anti-slavery movement. Women helped found... From the second decade of the nineteenth century until the abolition of black slavery in the United States in the 1860s, black and white women were significant actors in the anti-slavery movement. Women helped found the American Anti-Slavery Society (AASS) in 1833 as well as their own societies, such as the Oberlin Female Anti-Slavery Society. The status of women in the movement was often contentious and in 1839 the AASS divided in part because of the election of a woman, Abby Kelley Foster, to its business committee. The anti-slavery movement provided the setting for the emergence of the women’s rights movement as women abolitionists created new public spaces for themselves as public speakers. Notable women abolitionists include Lucretia Mott, Sarah and Angela Grimké, Abby Kelley Foster, and Frances Ellen Watkins Harper. Show more Show less 1820 49
Anti-Slavery Society of Canada 1
Anti-Suffrage Society 4
Anti-Sweatshop Movement From 1890 to 1915 reformers in every American city sought to eliminate the low wages, long hours and unsanitary working conditions of home-based tenement industries and crowded workshops called “sweatshops.” Pro... From 1890 to 1915 reformers in every American city sought to eliminate the low wages, long hours and unsanitary working conditions of home-based tenement industries and crowded workshops called “sweatshops.” Prominent in this movement were trade unionists and middle-class women’s organizations including the National Consumers’ Leagues founded in the 1890s, and women reformers like Florence Kelley who sought to encourage consumers, through their purchasing power, employers, through their work practices, and the government, through protective labor legislation, to eliminate sweating. Government responses to the anti-sweatshop campaign included the U.S. House of Representatives’ decision in 1893 to authorize the Committee on Manufactures to investigate “the effect of the so-called ‘sweating system’ of tenement-house labor.” Show more Show less 1890 5
Anti-Vietnam War Movement The movement against the American war in-Vietnam was particularly strong among college students who opposed the military draft that forced young men to fight in the war. Others opposed the claims that the U.S. was... The movement against the American war in-Vietnam was particularly strong among college students who opposed the military draft that forced young men to fight in the war. Others opposed the claims that the U.S. was involved in a democratic war to prevent the spread of Communism in Southeast Asia. After the U.S. increased the bombing of North Vietnam in 1965, others opposed the war’s brutal effects on civilians. The New Left created a popular base for the anti-war movement in organizations like the Students for Democratic Society (SDS), but religious groups carried the movement into middle America. Public dissatisfaction with the war pressed President Nixon to negotiate the Paris Peace Accords and end U.S. involvement in Vietnam in 1973. Show more Show less 1963 2
Archives Alive 1
Arché Club, Chicago, IL 1
Arena Three (Magazine) 1964 1
Argus, Lincoln, KS (Newspaper) 1
Arizona State Federation of Women's Clubs 1
Arizona Women's Political Caucus 1
Arizona. Department of Economic Security. Division of Employee Service and Support. Research Administration 1
Arizona. Department of Education, Phoenix, AZ 1
Arizona. Public Schools 2
Arizona. State Bar Gender Bias Task Force 2
Arizona. State Health Department, Phoenix, AZ 1
Arizona. Women's Commission 15 1
Arizona. Women's Commission Task Force on Children and the Family 1
Arkansas Activities Association, North Little Rock, AR 1
Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families 1

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