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Nathaniel Hawthorne & the Slavery Issue


Nathaniel Hawthorne is well-known for his Puritan novels (such as The Scarlet Letter) and short stories.

However, the slavery debate was alive and well in his lifetime too.

He took issue with both sides of the debate in his short story The Maypole of Merry Mount.

Read more of my analysis here.


The Role of American Women in the Anti-Slavery Movement


The Role of American Women in the Anti-Slavery Movement

The leadership role that women took in the fight against slavery in America almost always directly aligned with their own fight for rights. This article highlights a few of those important feminine leaders.