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Crusading Daughters of Boston and Concord

August 11, 2020 7:00 PM — 8:00 PM


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Join two distinguished scholars of the nineteenth century, Helen Deese and Sandra Petrulionis, as they discuss activist reformers of the Transcendentalist era such as Caroline Healey Dall and Mary Merrick Brooks who struggled, respectively, to promote women’s rights and to abolish slavery.  Helen Deese is the author of Daughter of Boston: The Extraordinary Diary of a Nineteenth Century Woman – Caroline Healey Dall.  Sandra Petrulionis is the author of To Set This World Right: The Anti-Slavery Movement in Thoreau’s Concord.

Sandra Harbert Petrulionis is Distinguished Professor of English and American Studies at Penn State University, Altoona, and the author of To Set This World Right: The Antislavery Movement in Thoreau’s Concord. She has also directed NEH Summer Institutes in Concord on “Transcendentalism and Reform in the Age of Emerson, Thoreau, and Fuller.”

Helen Deese is the Caroline Healey Dall editor for the Massachusetts Historical Society and a professor of English emerita at Tennessee Technological University. Her books include Daughter of Boston and volumes in the Selected Journals of Caroline Healey Dall.


Please note that this forum is virtual.  Participants will be emailed a link to watch the program live on Tuesday, August 11.

This is a free event.  Donations are encouraged to support the Concord Museum’s Education initiatives.

This program is supported in part by the Sally Lanagan Fund.


ImageFuller, Marchioness D’Ossoli (1810-1850), July 1840. Concord Museum.


August 11, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm