Here are some links on politics & public life in the Victorian Era in America
(Note: links will be added as we get to each topic in class...)


Primary Materials

Documents of the American Female Moral Reform Society

Documents of the American Missionary Association, New Orleans, LA

Documents from the American Anti-Slavery Movement

Documents from the New York Female Moral Reform Society

Report of the Oberlin Female Moral Reform Society for 1840

The Second Great Awakening, 1800-1860

Documents from the Social Purity Movement

Dorothea Lynde Dix's
"Memorial Soliciting a State Hospital for the Protection and Cure of the Insane..."

The Declaration of Independence and the Declaration of Sentiments

Google image search for "Pankhurst"


Both Primary & Secondary Material

From Wollstonecraft to Mill: What British and European Ideas and Social Movements
Influenced the Emergence of Feminism in the Atlantic World, 1792-1869?
(BGSU/subscription access only...)

Information on Sojourner Truth (with music!)

PBS Series "Not For Ourselves Alone"

BBC site on Emmeline Pankhurst


Secondary Materials

Information about Nauvoo, Illinois

Information about the Whig Party

Summary of Victorian Moral Reform

Historic Asylums of America

Clara Barton National Historic Site

Biography of Christine de Pizan

Information on the writings of Christine de Pizan