The Appeal of Female Moral Reform, Document List

What Was the Appeal of Moral Reform to Antebellum Northern Women?

Document List

Introduction

Part A: Key Arguments in Female Moral Reform Discourse

Document 1: First Annual Report of the Female Moral Reform Society of the City of New York, 1835.

Document 2: "Essay Read at a monthly prayer meeting of an auxiliary Female Moral Reform Society," Advocate of Moral Reform, 1 November 1839.

Document 3: "Fourth Annual Report of the N. Y. F. M. R. Society," Advocate of Moral Reform, June 1838.

Document 4: Annual Report of the Auxiliary in Mt Morris, Genesee County, Michigan, Advocate of Moral Reform, 1 January 1839.

Document 5: "First Annual Report of the A. F. M. R. Society," Advocate of Moral Reform, 1 June 1840.

Document 6: "Just Treatment of Licentious Men. Addressed to Christian Mothers, Wives, Sisters and Daughters," Friend of Virtue, January 1838.

Document 7: Untitled editorial, Advocate of Moral Reform, 1 July 1838.

Document 8: "Thoughts on Miss S. M. Grimke's 'Duties of Woman,'" Advocate of Moral Reform, 16 July 1838.

Document 9: "What is it, to 'Cease from Man?'" Editorial, Advocate of Moral Reform, 1 October 1841.

Document 10: "Causes of Encouragement," Editorial, Advocate of Moral Reform, 15 September 1840.

Part B: Moral Reform's Dual Age-Group Appeal

Document 11: "Maternal Associations," Advocate of Moral Reform, 1 April 1840.

Document 12: "Hints to Young Ladies on an Important Subject," Advocate of Moral Reform, 1 August 1840.

Document 13: H.T.S. of Byron, New York, to the NYFMRS Corresponding Secretary, Advocate of Moral Reform, 15 May 1838.

Part C: The Program of Female Moral Reform

Document 14: "Important Lectures to Females," Advocate of Moral Reform, 1 March 1839.

Document 15: "There Remaineth yet Much Land to be Possessed," Advocate of Moral Reform, 1 August 1840.

Document 16: E.E. Porter of Windham, Ohio, to the NYFMRS Corresponding Secretary, Advocate of Moral Reform, 15 June 1838.

Document 17: Letter from N.H. of Peterborough, New Hampshire, to the NYFMRS Corresponding Secretary, Advocate of Moral Reform, 2 September 1839.

Document 18: "Died in Jaffrey, N.H. May 8, M.A.L., Aged 27," Friend of Virtue, 1 August 1841.

Document 19: "The Importance of Petitions," Letter from N.H. of Westmoreland, New York, Advocate of Moral Reform, 15 November 1838.

Document 20: "Petitions! Petitions!" Advocate of Moral Reform, 15 December 1841.

Document 21: Annual Report of the Utica, New York, Female Moral Reform Society, Advocate of Moral Reform, 15 August 1840.

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