Suggested Readings & Resources

Bacon, Margaret Hope. I Speak for My Slave Sister: The Life of Abby Kelley Foster. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1974.

Board Moran, Karen. Window on the Past: Revisiting the First National Woman’s Rights Convention. (classroom script), 2000.

Burkett, Nancy H. Abby Kelley Foster and Stephen S. Foster. Worcester: Worcester Bicentennial Commission, 1976.

McClymer, John F. This High and Holy Moment: The First national Woman’s Rights Convention, Worcester, 1850. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1999.

Sklar, Kathryn Kish. Women’s Rights Emerges within the Antislavery Movement, 1830-1870. Boston: Bedford/St. Marin’s, 2000.

Sterling, Dorothy. Ahead of Her Time: Abby Kelley and The Politics of Antislavery. New York: W.W. Norton, 1991.

Worcester Women’s History Project. Worcester Women’s History Heritage Trail: Worcester in the Struggle for Equality in the Mid-Nineteenth Century. Worcester, MA: 2001.

American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA
Abby Kelley Foster Papers
The Anti-Slavery Bugle
The Liberator

Worcester Historical Museum, Worcester, MA
Abby Kelley, Stephen and Alla Foster Letter Collection
Kelley-Foster Papers