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But One Race
But One Race (January 2007)
The Life of Robert Purvis
Margaret Hope Bacon - Author

Biography of famous black abolitionist and voting rights advocate, Robert Purvis.

Born in South Carolina to a wealthy white father and mixed race mother, Robert Purvis (1810–1898) was one of the nineteenth century’s leading black abolitionists and orators. In this first biography of Purvis, Margaret Hope Bacon uses his eloquent and often fierce speeches to provide a glimpse into the life of ...(Read More)
Abby Hopper Gibbons
Abby Hopper Gibbons (March 2000)
Prison Reformer and Social Activist
Margaret Hope Bacon - Author

The first contemporary biography of Abby Hopper Gibbons, a nineteenth-century American social activist. Involved in a broad range of reform activities, she is particularly known for her pioneering efforts to improve the treatment of women prisoners.

This first contemporary biography of nineteenth-century American social activist and prison reformer Abigail Hopper Gibbons (1801-1893) illuminates women's changing role in the various refo...(Read More)
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