"Intemperance is the great foe to her peace and happiness. It is that above all that has made her Home desolate and beggared her offspring…"
Published in Seneca Falls, New York and edited by Amelia Bloomer, The Lily initially focused on the exclusion of women from temperance societies. While the evils of drink remained a constant during its publishing lifespan (1849-1853), The Lily eventually included articles on women’s rights and called for change in laws that were unfair to women. Many articles were authored by Elizabeth Cady Stanton under the pen name Sunflower.
Accessible Archives has also added Southern states to the American County Histories.
American County Histories (1870-1900) provide an overview of a specific region during the latter part of the 19th century and are considered foundational records for local history and genealogical research. The Southern states now join the Histories from New England, the mid-Atlantic and some Western states. Content found in the Histories can include crime statistics, population shifts, transportation systems, settlement patterns and religious trends. Counties indexed for South Carolina are Edgefield, Greenville, Marion, Marlboro, Old Pendleton, Orangeburg, Sumter and Williamsburg.
An excerpt from the Marion County records: