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Andrew, John Albion

James Brewer Stewart.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery. 1255 words.

Andrew, John Albion (31 May 1818–30 October 1867), reformer, antislavery advocate, and Civil War governor of Massachusetts, was born in Windham, Maine, the son of Jonathan Andrew, a farmer...

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Babington, Thomas (1758–1837), philanthropist and politician

Nigel Aston.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; UK Politics; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery. 1519 words.

Babington, Thomas (1758–1837), philanthropist and politician, was born on 18 December 1758, the eldest son and heir of Thomas Babington (1715–1776), of Rothley Temple, Rothley,...

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Bird, Francis William

Dale Baum.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery. 1389 words.

Bird, Francis William (22 October 1809–23 May 1894), radical reformer and antislavery politician, was born in Dedham, Massachusetts, the son of George Bird, a paper mill superintendent, and...

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Collins, John Anderson

Milton C. Sernett.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; Ethnic Politics. 884 words.

Collins, John Anderson (1810–1879), abolitionist and social reformer, was born in Manchester, Vermont. Little is known of his early years. He attended Middlebury College, then left to enter...

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Dargan, Edmund S.

Thomas D. Morris.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; US Politics; Politics; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1131 words.

Dargan, Edmund S. (15 April 1805–24 November 1879), legislator and judge, was born near Wadesboro, in Montgomery County, North Carolina, the son of a Baptist minister, whose given name is...

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Fairbanks, Erastus

David Michlovitz.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government; Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery. 1140 words.

Fairbanks, Erastus (28 October 1792–20 November 1864), governor of Vermont, businessman, and antislavery and temperance leader, was born in Brimfield, Massachusetts, the son of Joseph...

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Gage, Frances Dana Barker

Harriet Sigerman.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; Education. 1083 words.

Gage, Frances Dana Barker (12 October 1808–10 November 1884), reformer, lecturer, and author, was born on a farm in Union Township, Washington County, Ohio, the daughter of Joseph Barker...

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Griffing, Josephine Sophia White

Carol Faulkner.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality; Society and Culture; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery. 1008 words.

Griffing, Josephine Sophia White (18 December 1814–18 February 1872), abolitionist, women's rights activist, and freedmen's aid reformer, abolitionist, women’s rights activist, and...

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May, Samuel Joseph

Donald Yacovone.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; Politics; Gender and Politics. 724 words.

May, Samuel Joseph (12 September 1797–01 July 1871), Unitarian minister and radical reformer, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Joseph May, a merchant, and Dorothy Sewall. May...

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Reid [née Sturch], Elisabeth Jesser (1789–1866), slavery abolitionist and founder of Bedford College, London

Sybil Oldfield.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality. 652 words.

Reid [née Sturch], Elisabeth Jesser (1789–1866), slavery abolitionist and founder of Bedford College, London, was born on 25 December 1789 in London, the second of two daughters of William...

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