Women's rights was a major movement in the 1800s, which led to many women's conventions.
Utopian communities were the ideal societies at the time. These communities were built for harmony, peace, and perfection.

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“…I shall be obliged to speak with great plainness, and to reveal many things revolting to the taste, and from which my woman’s nature shrinks with peculiar sensitiveness. But truth is the highest consideration. I tell what I have seen—painful and as shocking as the details often are—that from them you may feel more deeply the imperative obligation which lies upon you to prevent the possibility of a repetition or continuance of such outrages upon humanity. If I inflict pain upon you, and move you to horror, it is to acquaint you with suffering which you have the power to alleviate, and make you hasten to the relief of the victims of legalized barbarity…” —Dorothea Dix, to the Legislature of Massachusetts

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"I believe, if we take habitual drunkards as a class, their heads and their hearts will bear and advantageous comparison with those of any class"- Abraham Lincoln

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Transcendentalism, utopian communities, women's rights, temperance movement, prison reform