Partners in Motion: Gender, Migration, and Reform in Antebellum Ohio and Kansas

  title={Partners in Motion: Gender, Migration, and Reform in Antebellum Ohio and Kansas},
  author={Lynne Marie Getz},
  journal={Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies},
  pages={102 - 135}
  • L. Getz
  • Published 1 June 2006
  • History
  • Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies
In December 1861, six young women armed with hatchets and axes marched into a saloon in Mound City, Kansas, and proceeded to smash all the bottles and kegs they could find. One of the ringleaders was twenty-four-year-old Sarah Grimk6 Wattles. While her collaborators, her younger sisters Emma and Mary Ann and the Botkin sisters, kept the bartender busy, Sarah walked out onto the street, where a whisky drummer had stopped his wagon and was standing with a group of onlookers enjoying the show… 
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