Brown, Antoinette Louisa

Life Span
to
Full name
Antoinette Louisa Brown
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Female
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Free State
No. of Spouses
1
No. of Children
7
Family
Joseph Brown (father), Abby Morse (mother), Samuel Charles Blackwell (husband, 1856)
Education
Other
Other Education
Oberlin College, Oberlin Seminary
Occupation
Clergy
Journalist
Writer or Artist
Relation to Slavery
White non-slaveholder
Church or Religious Denomination
Other
Other Religion
Congregationalist
Political Parties
Republican
Other Affiliations
Abolitionists (Anti-Slavery Society)
Temperance (Prohibition)
Women’s Rights

Antoinette Brown (American National Biography)

Scholarship
Blackwell was in the vanguard of antebellum reform, braving opposition to her ministerial career and her antislavery principles and persisting to build on the successes of her causes in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Synthesizing the evangelical orthodoxies of her childhood, the transcendental and romantic concern for nature, and the evolutionary science popularized by Darwin and Spencer, she built philosophical foundations on which she argued for the equality of the sexes.
Carol Lasser, "Blackwell, Antoinette Louisa Brown," American National Biography Online, February 2000, http://www.anb.org/articles/15/15-00064.html.
Chicago Style Entry Link
Cazden, Elizabeth. Antoinette Brown Blackwell: A Biography. Old Westbury, NY: The Feminist Press, 1983. view record
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