Radical Equality: 1842-1846

Multimedia

Videos | Timelines | Rollovers | Maps | Images

Videos

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Florence Walking Tour On an interactive map, explore sites of the NAEI in today’s Florence, Massachusetts through video clips of historian Steve Strimer.

 

 


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NAEI Video Watch the entire video of Steve Strimer’s walking tour of Florence, Massachusetts: “In the Footsteps of Sojourner Truth.”

 

 


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Silk Reels Demonstration See Smith College Professor Marjorie Senechal demonstrate the difficult art of reeling silk fibers from cocoons, using a replica of an 1840s Piedmont Reeler built by her students.

 

 


Timeline & Biographies

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Intersecting Lives Compare biographies of NAEI members and visitors both famous and ordinary.

 

 


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General Events Timeline Trace the order of events on this local and national timeline.

 

 



Primary Source Documents with Rollovers

Roll your mouse over the following documents to reveal easy-to-read selections.

Letter: James A. Stetson to Dolly W. Stetson, Feb. 20, 1843
Letter: James A. Stetson to Dolly W. Stetson, Feb. 20, 1843: James writes on the back of the Association’s constitution urging Dolly to join the Association.

 

 


Letter: Almira Stetson to James A. Stetson, Mar. 4, 1845
Letter: Almira Stetson to James A. Stetson, Mar. 4, 1845: 14-year-old Almira shares her ambitions and goals for the future.

 

 


Letter: Dolly W. Stetson to James A. Stetson, Apr. 13, 1845
Letter: Dolly W. Stetson to James A. Stetson, Apr. 13, 1845: Dolly attempts to convince James to remain at the Association.

 

 


1843 Constitution of the NAEI
1843 Constitution of the NAEI: Highlights the rights and responsibilities in this second constitution of the Northampton Association of Education and Industry.

 

 


Maps


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These maps show the town of Northampton before and after the years of the NAEI. Used with permission of Historic Northampton.

 

 


Images


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These images show many of the people, artifacts, and places from the NAEI story. Used with permission of Historic Northampton, except as noted.. Used with permission of Historic Northampton, except as noted.

 

 


Credits:
• Interactive timeline, video tour, and rollover documents produced by the Center for Educational Software Development, UMass Amherst
• “In the Footsteps of Sojourner Truth” video produced by Kerry Buckley, Historic Northampton Museum and Education Center
• Silk Reeler Demonstration produced by Steve Unkles, Audio-Visual Archives.

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