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Antoinette Brown Blackwell is remembered as the first woman to be ordained in the United States. Though she published only ten works, she wrote extensively throughout her life and produced numerous speeches and essays. She took a keen interest in science and metaphysics, and her writing aims to secure a place for faith within emerging evolutionary and physics theories. The majority of her published works were written in response to the male thinkers of her time. Throughout her life Antoinette Brown Blackwell held significant roles within the suffrage community and devoted much of her literary career to woman's rights. She was a firm believer that equal opportunity, especially in education, would allow women to flourish in society.
20 May 1825 ABB was born as Antoinette Louisa Brown in Henrietta, Rochester, New York, in the Brown family's second farm home, a two-room log cabin. Bibliographic Citation link.
1869 ABB's first book, a collection of essays titled Studies in General Science, was published. Bibliographic Citation link.
After 14 July 1915 ABB published her last work, The Social Side of Mind and Action. She dated her preface on this day. Bibliographic Citation link.
November 1921 At the age of ninety-seven, ABB died peacefully in her sleep (of old age, it was said) in the home she shared with her daughter Agnes at Elizabeth, New Jersey. Bibliographic Citation link.
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