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Hinda Mandell

Craft Research Fund Grant


“Rochester Ladies Anti-Slavery (Sewing) Society: Race and Gender in mid-19th Century Handicraft as a tool for the Abolitionist Cause.”

What was the role of handicraft as a mechanism by middle-class white women to oppose slavery and support the abolitionist work of Frederick Douglass? This research project fulfills a significant gap in the literature since there is no scholarly investigation chronicling the work of the Rochester Ladies Anti-Slavery (Sewing) Society.

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Rochester, NY




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