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January 16, 2012

 

abolitionist addresses meeting

Stephen S. Harding: Decrying Slavery in Uncertain Times

Although most of his contemporaries had no interest in abolition and little sympathy for slaves, Harding tried to persuade hostile audiences across Indiana.

August 22, 2011

 

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A Public ‘Jollification’: The 1859 Women’s Rights Petition

The crowd petitioning the legislature for women’s rights was ridiculed in the press as a “field of crinoline” and a “surging mass of pantaloons.”

November 8, 2010

 

Honey Creek School, Unionville

Legislating Education, and Paying For It

Although mandated by Indiana's constitution, state-funded elementary education remained largely theoretical in Indiana for most of the nineteenth century.

September 20, 2010

 

Constitution Elm, circa 1910

A Tree Grew in Corydon

Legend has it that Indiana’s constitution was debated and ultimately drafted underneath a massive elm, whose trunk was five feet in diameter.

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