By Thomas Fleming
By the time John Brown hung from the gallows for his crimes at Harper’s Ferry, Northern abolitionists had made him a “holy martyr” of their crusade opposed to Southern slave vendors. This Northern hatred for Southerners lengthy predated their objections to slavery. They have been confident that New England, whose spokesmen had started the yank Revolution, must have been the chief of the recent kingdom. as an alternative, that they had been displaced through Southern “slavocrats” like Thomas Jefferson.
This malevolent envy exacerbated the South’s maximum worry: a race battle. Jefferson’s cry, “We are actually to be pitied,” summed up their dread. for many years, extremists in either areas flung insults and threats, growing intractable enmities. through 1861, just a civil battle that might kill 1000000 males may perhaps retailer the Union.
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Primary texts Addams, Jane, Twenty Years at Hull House, introduction with notes by James Hurt, Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1990. , 1998. Gilman, Charlotte Perkins, The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Writings, with an introduction by Lynn Sharon Schwartz, New York: Bantam Classic, Random House Publishers, 1989. 32 CHAPTER 5 TRANSCENDENTAL ORIGINS: RALPH WALDO EMERSON AND HENRY DAVID THOREAU Gilman’s project developed alongside a rising movement of women’s activism whose character was determined in part by its leadership—people like Julia Howe Ward and Josephine Shaw Lowell—who had first become activists as abolitionists.
37), a value commitment that Jane Addams would later call “lateral progress,” the process of sharing more and more widely the benefits of a flourishing society. 56). . 58). Change, if it were to occur at all, would happen only when the underlying structures of wealth and land were addressed. . 79). . 84). ” In Fortune’s analysis of the means by which society can be repaired from the base, he made two arguments: one framed by an analysis of labor and the other by an analysis of land. Neither argument rejected the reality of race difference, but both at the same time affirmed a concurrent common humanity.
1189). The Congress explored the relevance and import of this new scientific lens to grave social and economic problems. The new theories of evolution supported the view that there was a single human species differentiated by stages of development. This conception of evolution was on display at the Fair in at least two forms. In the Anthropology building, Franz Boas (1858–1942) and his director, Frederick Ward Putnam (1839–1915), designed a display of indigenous people recruited from the Kwakiutl, Navajo, and Arawak peoples, who dressed in “traditional” clothes, ate “traditional” food, and performed “traditional” ceremonies for the passing crowds.