Anti-Slavery Reminiscences

Title

Anti-Slavery Reminiscences

Subject

Antislavery movements.

Description

Elizabeth Buffum Chace (1806-1899) was a suffragist and anti-slavery advocate. She and her husband conducted an Underground Railroad station from 1840 on in Valley Falls, R.I. She helped sponsor the first Woman's Rights Convention in Worcester, 1850. In 1868, with Paulina Wright Davis she organized the Rhode Island Woman Suffrage Association, of which she was president from 1870 until her death. Chace ends her Anti-Slavery Reminiscences by saying:
In the progress of the Anti-Slavery movement, experience revealed the great injustice, the detriment to human welfare, of the subordinate, disfranchised condition of woman .... So, when the crime of slave-holding was overcome, they became the leaders in the Woman Suffrage cause . ... For, although we have not the chain, the lash and the auction block, ... there is enough that is unjust and degrading in the condition of women, to convince us, that the work to which this generation of reformers is called, is of far wider significance to the progress of all mankind...

Creator

Chace, Elizabeth Buffum

Source

Inscription
Title page

Publisher

Central Falls, R.L Freeman & Sons, State Printer

Date

1891

Files

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Citation

Chace, Elizabeth Buffum, “Anti-Slavery Reminiscences,” DeGolyer Library Exhibits, accessed March 2, 2024, https://degolyer.omeka.net/items/show/24.