Antoinette Brown Blackwell

Standard Name: Blackwell, Antoinette Brown
Birth Name: Antoinette Louisa Brown
ABB 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 ABB 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.


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By 4 March 1871: Charles Darwin published another important...

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By 4 March 1871

Charles Darwin published another important scientific work, The Descent of Man.


Blackwell, Antoinette Brown. “Correspondence”. Popular Science Monthly, Vol.
, No. 3, pp. 362-3.
Blackwell, Antoinette Brown. Sea Drift. J. T. White and Co., 1902.
Blackwell, Antoinette Brown. Studies in General Science. G. P. Putnam and Son, 1869.
Blackwell, Antoinette Brown. “The Alleged Antagonism between Growth and Reproduction”. Popular Science Monthly, Vol.
, No. 5, pp. 606-10.
Blackwell, Antoinette Brown. The Island Neighbors. Harper and Brothers, 1871.
Blackwell, Antoinette Brown. The Making of the Universe. The Gorham Press, 1914.
Blackwell, Antoinette Brown. The Philosophy of Individuality. G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1893.
Blackwell, Antoinette Brown. The Physical Basis of Immortality. G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1876.
Blackwell, Antoinette Brown. The Sexes Throughout Nature. G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1875.
Blackwell, Antoinette Brown. The Social Side of Mind and Action. Neale Publishing Co., 1915.