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Voices without Votes
Women and Politics in Antebellum New England
Ronald J. Zboray, Mary Saracino Zboray

University of New Hampshire Press



Contents

• List of Illustrations
• Acknowledgments
• Introduction
• THE RISE OF THE SECOND PARTY SYSTEM
“I Shall Weep If Jackson Is Reelected”: Harriett Low and the “Reign” of “King Andrew” Jackson
“Becoming Interested in Politics”: Women at the Birth of the Second Party System
“The Most Intellectual Woman in Washington”: Eliza Davis as Political Wife
“Siding with You in Politics”: Women’s Political Polarization during the Van Buren Administration
“Whig to the Back- bone”: Women and Mass Politics in the 1840 Campaign
“But I Will Think the More”: Persis Sibley Andrews and the Politics of Covert Partisanship
“Shame on the Woman Who Encourages the Lawless Proceeding”: Women Encounter Radical Democracy in the Dorr Rebellion
• PARTY DISSOLUTION AND FORMATION
“The Shouts and Responses of the Multitude”: Sarah P. E. Hale as Enthused and Disaffected Whig
“A Most Unprecedented Act of Invasion”: Women, Mexico, and Taylor
“Such a Lukewarm Spirit”: Women Divert Their Attentions during the 1852 Campaign
• “I
Am Fremont, How Is It with You?”: Women and Sectionalism
“I Read the Papers as Hard as I Can”: Women Face the Nightmare of Civil War
• Epilogue
• Abbreviations
• Notes
• Bibliography
• Index

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