Sources & Definitions

Definitions

Emancipation

The freeing of someone from slavery

Guardian

When someone is legally responsible for the care of another

Intersectionality

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

 

Positionality

Your “position” in social structures based on identities such as race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexual orientation, etc.

 

Proxy vote

When someone votes on behalf of someone else because they are unable to vote themselves

 

Suffrage

The right to vote

War for Empire

(1756-1763) A war fought by Britain against France and their American Indian allies, part of the conflict known in Europe as the Seven Years' War. Britain, emerging victorious, took possession of the French territories in Canada and became the dominant colonial power in North America

 

Sources & Additional Resources

Web Sources

Additional Resources

  • Maryland History Leaflet No. 1, Prepared for use of Government House by the Maryland State Archives (Conjecture painting and Brent’s request for vote)