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The American Equal Rights Association, 1866-1870 : gender, race, and universal suffrage

@inproceedings{Galloway2014TheAE,
  title={The American Equal Rights Association, 1866-1870 : gender, race, and universal suffrage},
  author={Stuart Galloway},
  year={2014}
}
This thesis studies the American Equal Rights Association (AERA), 1866 to 1870, and argues for its historical distinctiveness and significance. The AERA was the only organisation in nineteenth-century America that explicitly campaigned for the rights of men and women on the same platform. Formed in the immediate aftermath of the American Civil War, the AERA joined the discussion of how to reconstruct the war-torn nation, demanding political rights to be extended to all American citizens based… 
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