The Caldwell Family


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Josiah and Lucy Caldwell believed in the moral power of home and family, and their beliefs inspired a radical mission. The Caldwells were local leaders in the international struggle to end slavery. In 1822, they bought the Ipswich, Massachusetts house that is the focus of "Within These Walls", an online exhibition from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Students can learn about the Caldwell's and the anti-slavery movement by investigating a room from their house, a newspaper article from 1839, and artifacts from the period. Less

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    Grade: 4 to 12

    Topics: History-Social Science, United States History

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    Teaching Method: Simulation