Rabble Rousers and Reformers

A showcase of historical one person shows for schools, historical societies, and professional associations

January 19, 2007
3 pm - 5 pm

Presented by AAS and the New England History Teachers Association

Refreshments will be served.
Free and open to the public.

Rabble Rousers

"Isaiah Thomas" (1749-1831), "Abby Kelley Foster" (1811-1887), and "John B. Gough" (1817-1886)

Photo courtesy of Worcester Telegram & Gazette and Worcester Quarterly

About the Productions

Isaiah Thomas - Patriot Printer
Isaiah Thomas (1749-1831) was instrumental in starting the American Revolution and as the foremost publisher in the Early Republic, created a uniquely American literature and culture. He founded the American Antiquarian Society in 1812. Produced by the American Antiquarian

Yours for Humanity - Abby
Abby Kelley Foster (1811-1887) was a leading nineteenth-century abolitionist and women's rights activist. Abby dedicated her life to social justice, working relentlessly to end both race and gender prejudice. At a time when society demanded that women be silent, submissive and obedient, Abby was none of these. Sponsored the Worcester Women's History Project.

Beating the Demon
John B. Gough (1817-1886), temperance reformer, was known in the nineteenth century as the "Apostle of Cold Water." Gough was a recovering alcoholic whose dramatic lectures about his own fight for sobriety made him an international celebrity. Produced by Damora Productions and sponsored the Hillside Restoration Project.

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