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Radical Equality

For a brief time, the visionaries of the Northampton Association of Education and Industry (NAEI) played vital roles in the century-long struggle to end slavery in America. Now the Collaborative and the Historic Northampton Museum, with a team of scholars and teachers, brings this little-known story to a wider public.

map of Florence in 1873
Overview

Learn how the Northampton Association began and why

 

portrait of David Ruggles
Abolition

Movement to abolish/end slavery in the United States

 

NEAE Consitution
Democracy

Study a bold experiment in self-government

 

a factory
Industry

Explore the rise of silk as a New-England textile industry

 

a desktop
Education

Explore typical educational opportunities for children and adults

 

Screenshot of Stetson Letter - August 7th, 1844
Religion

Trace social reform from the Second Great Awakening

 

Upcoming Workshops


This online course will harness current events to deepen understanding of immigration across American history, from the founding of the nation through today. L…
Fully online. Five days delving into the techniques that makes History's Mysteries students' favorite part of the school day.   "It was so fun to see each of…
July 27-28, 2022 Online and Washington, DC Join Lee Ann Potter, the Director of Professional Learning and Outreach Initiatives at the Library of Congress, and…