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The Shaws, a prosperous and well-connected Boston family, were also radical abolitionists. Francis George Shaw (1809-1882), worked to establish the Freedman's Bureau. Sarah Blake Sturgis Shaw urged her son, Robert Gould Shaw (1837-1863) to lead the first African-American regiment of soldiers in 1863 during the Civil War. In 1863, Robert was killed while leading the 54th Regiment in an assault on Fort Wagner, Charleston, South Carolina. Josephine Shaw Lowell, the Shaw's third daughter, began a long career in political and social movements. She organized and established several relief organizations such as the Consumers' League of New York (1896), was the first woman member of the New York State Board of Charities (1876) and was actively involved in the labor movement. Lowell also lead the anti-Imperialist movement during the Spanish- American War and opposed American imperalism in the Philippines and the Caribbean.

From the description of Letters received, 1859-1940. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 41415861

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associatedWith Agassiz, Alexander. person
associatedWith Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot Cary, 1822-1907. person
associatedWith Barlow, Ellen Shaw. person
associatedWith Barlow, Francis C. (Francis Channing), 1834-1896. person
associatedWith Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887. person
associatedWith Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908. person
associatedWith Curtis, George William, 1824-1892. person
associatedWith Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897. person
associatedWith Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893. person
associatedWith Higginson, Henry Lee, 1834-1919. person
associatedWith Hoar, E. R. (Ebenezer Rockwood), 1816-1895. person
associatedWith James, Henry, 1843-1916. person
associatedWith James, William, 1842-1910. person
associatedWith Lowell, Charles Russell, 1835-1864. person
associatedWith Lowell family. family
associatedWith Lowell, Josephine Shaw, 1843-1905. person
associatedWith Lowell, Lotta. person
associatedWith Martineau, Harriet, 1802-1876. person
associatedWith Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965. person
associatedWith Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908. person
associatedWith Parkman, Francis, 1823-1893. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. person
associatedWith Shaw, Francis George, 1809-1882. person
associatedWith Shaw, Robert Gould, 1837-1863. person
associatedWith Shaw, Sarah Blake Sturgis. person
associatedWith Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869. person
associatedWith St. Gaudens, Augustus. person
associatedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874. person
associatedWith United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 54th (1863-1865) corporateBody
associatedWith Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924. person
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Anti-imperialist movements
Abolitionists
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Active 1859

Active 1940

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