Brown, Ira V. "Cradle of Feminism: The Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society, 1833-1840." Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography Vol. 102, No. 2 (April 1978): 143-166.
Ira V. Brown (1922-2012) was a professor of history at Penn State University from 1947 to 1987. Much of his research and writing focused on abolitionism and civil rights in Pennsylvania. In addition to writing several books, his work was frequently published in history journals, including the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, a publication of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
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2. What is the author’s main point, the thesis, of this article?
3. How do the arguments in this source differ from those in the other secondary source, Beth Salerno’s Sister Societies? What are the similarities between these two sources?
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