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Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874) Collection related to Gerrit Smith [Decimalized .01- .72]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04717 Author/Creator: Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874) Place Written: s.l. Type: Header Record Date: 1838-1873 Pagination: 72 items

Summary of Content: Mixed collection of pamphlets, printed letters and other printed documents written by Smith. Pertains mostly to Smith's views on abolition, but also includes documents related to the temperance and women's suffrage movements, as well as his opinions regarding political parties.

Background Information: Smith, a politician from New York, served as a U.S. Representative from 1853-1854. He was a noted philanthropist and social reformer active in abolition, women's rights, and temperance.

People: Smith, Gerrit, 1797-1874

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Reform MovementAbolitionTemperance and ProhibitionPoliticsWomen's HistorySlaveryAfrican American HistorySuffrage

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