A Look into the Future of Women’s Rights

By Victoria Rose, July 1848 Upon first seeing the announcement of the Seneca Falls convention in our sister paper, the Seneca County Courier, I was truly beside myself with joy. The announcement appeared earlier this July in the Courier, and small though the typeface was, it’s physical size did nothing to undermine the revolutionary beginning…

A Desperate Plea for a Divine Plan

August 19, 1850: By Jonas Johnston Washington, D.C.- The American Colonization Society, which founded Liberia in 1830 with the assistance of our good President James Monroe1, has recently put out a request for the people of the United States to raise twenty thousand dollars in a fundraising attempt to buy and establish a series of…

The Free Thought Movement

New York, October 16th, 1850. From the Journalistic Reports of Cyril Bennet. In the past years I have seen many variations in this country on the theme of Christianity, yet rarely have I observed faith to be accompanied by logical thinking. The Catholic riots on the west coast and the countless violent crimes against Mormons,…

Seneca Falls Convention

Jonathan Hodgkin July 20th 1848   It’s July 20th 1848, and I’m here in Seneca Falls, New York, at the Wesleyan Chapel attending the second day of the Seneca Falls Convention. This is the first convention organized for women’s suffrage ever to be acknowledged. With 300 people having adopted the Declaration of sentiments, I’d say…

People Living In The Perfect World?

May 23rd, 1849. Robert Malachi here, reporting to you today from the Washington Post, today I will be discussing the Utopia known as the Brook Farm, last week I discussed the New Harmony. I have been with involved with researching the Farm for about four years now and I believe I have a great grasp…

Ribbon of the North

Luann Bourgeon, Baltimore Sun Mar. 28, 1835 Boom! Boom! Boom! Smoke fumed the Buffalo sky as the cannons of celebration roared, wakening the city from stillness. Marching band’s clarion along the Erie bank rendered the crispiness of the autumn air. Refreshing! Crowds of thousands, no matter young, old, rich, poor, men, women, white or black…

The Farm Without Farmers

23 May, 1846: Robert Malachi here, reporting to you today from the Washington Post, today I will be discussing the Fruitlands, the fruitlands was a Utopia that did not last long, 1843-1844. So unlike the Brook Farm as you may have heard about in my previous report done in 1847, I didn’t have as much…

Sarah Josepha Hale

Jonathan Hodgkin Boston, Massachusetts August 1841:   Hello people! Once again, it’s Jonathan Hodgkin here. Exactly one week ago I was assigned a highly unusual assignment to write about Mr. Hale’s wife, Sarah Josepha Hale, for her utmost achievement of becoming the first woman editor for Mr. Godey’s magazine, the Lady’s Book. When first hearing…