Michael D. Pierson
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press; 1St Edition edition (June 30, 2003)
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by way of exploring the intersection of gender and politics within the antebellum North, Michael Pierson examines how antislavery political events capitalized at the rising kinfolk practices and ideologies that observed the industry revolution.From the start of the freedom occasion in 1840 in the course of the election of Republican Abraham Lincoln in 1860, antislavery events celebrated the social practices of modernizing northern households. In an period of social modifications, they attacked their Democratic foes as defenders of an older, much less egalitarian patriarchal international. In methods hardly prior to obvious in American politics, Pierson says, antebellum citizens may make a choice from events that articulated varied visions of right kin existence and gender roles.By exploring the methods John and Jessie Benton Fremont and Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln have been provided to electorate as potential First households, and by way of studying the writings of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Lydia Maria baby, and different antislavery ladies, unfastened Hearts and loose houses rediscovers how the most important gender ideologies have been to American politics at the eve of the Civil battle.