Abolition in Antebellum Boston

Grades 9-12

How did Americans imagine their natural rights?

How did they attempt to institutionalize these rights into law,

and what were the effects of this institutionalization on the disenfranchised?


Lesson One
Lesson Two
Lesson Three
The Case of Anthony Burns, Boston, 1854: Choosing a Side
Gallows on Brighton Street
Tho All the World Betrays Thee:” The Intersections of Irish Nationalism and American Abolitionism in Antebellum Boston
by Jay Griffin
by Ron Janowicz
by Jonathan Streff & Matthew Brophy

Designed by: Dianne Stratton

Updated 5/10/2009
© 2009 Voices Rising
Based on a template from The WebQuest Page