By Timothy L. Hall
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She was a protofeminist who ultimately opposed feminism. But she never retreated from a vigorous public life that eventually made her one of the foremost Catholic lay preachers of her generation. Further Reading Carrigan, D. ” New England Quarterly 42 (March 1969): 23–43. ———. D. dissertation, University of Maine, 1966. ———. ” Catholic Historical Review 54 (April 1968): 17–38. Goldstein, David, and Martha Moore Avery. Campaigning for Christ. , 1924. ———. Socialism: The Nation of the Fatherless Children.
Blake, Eugene Carson 29 Antoinette Louisa Brown Blackwell was born into a society that expected women to lead lives largely circumscribed by domestic duties. Though she bore herself the burden of such duties, she labored across seven decades to leap beyond the barriers that would have limited her to them. In the process, she became first a Congregationalist and later a Unitarian minister, even as she struggled to make her own accomplishments a possibility for other women. Further Reading Blackwell, Antoinette Louisa Brown.
Sanitary Commission. The War Department officially authorized the commission in June 1861, and Bellows became its first president. The commission acted as a clearinghouse by coordinating relief efforts, such as the provision of hospitals and nurses, both for the Union army and for Confederate prisoners. S. Sanitary Commission inspired him to seek a greater measure of coordination among Unitarians. His dream lay in a “Liberal Christian Church of America,” but he eventually aimed for the more manageable yet still daunting task of uniting Unitarians.
American Religious Leaders (American Biographies) by Timothy L. Hall