Sources & Definitions

Definitions

Abolition

Ending or eradicating, in this case the movement to end slavery

Autonomy

Freedom from external control or influence; independence

Defiance

Resistance, opposition, disobedience

Industrialization

The introduction of big businesses with high-tech factories and production

Infrastructure

Buildings, roads and other physical structures that let society work

Intersectionality

(or intersectional theory) is the study of overlapping or intersecting social identities and related systems of oppression, domination or discrimination

Political Leverage

Power or ability to act or to influence people, events, decisions

Referendum

A question or policy that is put on a ballot for citizens to vote on directly

Relative Power

The amount of power a person or group has in relation to, or compared to, another person or group

Temperance

Anti-alcohol; one of the organizational strategies of the temperance movement was to shed light on the fact that domestic violence spiked when husbands had been drinking, and many women like Sojourner Truth connected alcohol to the political abuse and corruption that hurt her people

Unanimous

With agreement of all people involved

Universal Male Suffrage

Universal suffrage means that every citizen (of a certain age) can vote. Here, universal male suffrage would mean that every male citizen could vote

Sources & Additional Resources

Web Sources

Print Sources

  • Terborg-Penn, Rosalyn. “African American Women in the Struggle for the Vote: 1850-1920.” Print.