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  Angela Fiducia Tilton Heywood
Heywood is methodical and moderate in his thought, arriving at his conclusions by the toil of intellect, she is quick and impulsive, arriving at her conclusions by the flash of intuition.
Heywood's confidence in her is implicit, and the trustful reliance by which she holds her children to herself in close companionship (I speak of little Psyche and Angelo of whom I see most, Vesta and Hermes being at school in Providence) is evidence of her mother love.
Angela Fiducia Tilton Heywood was born in Deerfield, New Hampshire to Daniel and Lucy Tilton.
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 Ezra Heywood & Benjamin R. Tucker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Ezra Heywood was already a veteran social reformer when Tucker first encountered him at a meeting of the New England Labor Reform League (NELRL) in the summer of 1872.
Heywood had not abandoned labor reform and probably did not dispute Tucker's claim that the position of woman would be advanced if she were economically independent.
Heywood practiced a politics of confrontation with the authorities; Tucker did not cringe in the face of authority but he did take fewer risks with his own freedom in the assertion of his beliefs.
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 Heralds of the Transition to Philosophical Egoism I
Heywood's incursion into the field of relative values was made primarily as an assault upon the limited commodity basis of money and as a plea for the free currency of the mutual bank.
Heywood himself was unaffected by adverse criticism, recalling to his listeners and readers that he had been previously labeled a fanatic and incendiarist while associated with Garrison.
Heywood was characteristically impatient with and abusive of the restraint of liberal reform.
tmh.floonet.net /articles/matschap5.shtml   (11981 words)

 American individualist anarchism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ezra Heywood is another individualist anarchist, influenced by Warren and other classical liberals, who was a ardent slavery abolitionist and feminist.
Heywood saw what he believed to be the disproportionate concentration of capital in the hands of a few to be the result of government-backed priveleges to certain individuals and organizations.
Tucker defines anarchism as "the doctrine that all the affairs of men should be managed by individuals or voluntary associations, and that the State should be abolished" (State Socialism and Anarchism).
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Joseph Leland Heywood was actively involved in the Unitarian church in Quincy, Illinois as one of their deacons.
Ezra Taft Benson (1811-1869) notes in his autobiography that Joseph L. Heywood; earnestly tried to persuade him to join his church (Unitarian).
Joseph L. Heywood and another were chosen "to manage the fiscal concerns of the church, and shall with the pastor consult together for its good." In 1842 Joseph's former minister  George Moore notes his dismay over the " apostasy of one of the deacons of my church" - Joseph Leland Heywood
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 Cupid's Yokes
He was arrested along with W.S. Bell, a freethought lecturer, and Josephine Tilton, the sister-in-law of Ezra Heywood, the author of Cupid's Yokes.
D.M. Bennett spent almost a year in the Albany Penitentiary where he nearly died from harsh prison conditions and the stigma attached to selling "obscenity." A petition with over 200,000 names (the largest petition campaign of the nineteenth century) was sent to President Rutherford B. Hayes asking for a pardon for the elderly editor.
Hayes, (who ironically pardoned Ezra Heywood), also received petitions from Comstock that were signed by religions leaders and Sunday school children.
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 ezra heywood
This long-delayed issuance of Heywood's 1873 essay, Uncivil Liberty: An Essay to Show the Injustice and Impolicy of Ruling Women Without Her Consent, has been done in the effort to acquaint a contemporary audience with some idea of what those of a century ago thought was the primary issue.
Heywood's treatise is far from being simply a plea for the extension of the right to vote to women in national elections, though this seemed to be the main matter on the agenda over a century ago.
Heywood wrote somewhat more emotionally than Walker, and with more than a touch of the melodramatic sentiment characteristic of the propaganda of the early temperance movement 40 or more years before his time.
www.crispinsartwell.com /uncivil.htm   (11449 words)

 The New England Labor Reform League
Heywood was charged with violating postal statutes that prohibited the mailing of obscene material.
This was the first of three similar prosecutions that Heywood endured and it led to the first of two imprisonments.
Sentenced to two years at hard labor, Heywood’s conviction prompted such a backlash of protest that a petition for the repeal of the Comstock laws received 70,000 signatures — the largest petition in U.S. history to that date.
www.fff.org /freedom/fd0203e.asp   (2150 words)

 History News Network
Anthony Comstock's crusade against vice and obscenity was to become their most noted battle front, with Ezra Heywood, who was arrested for the publication of his essay, Cupid's Yoke.
An ardent feminist as well (and married to a strident feminist, Angela Heywood), he believed that men had reduced women to such socioeconomic dependence that, in order to live, women were forced to chose between selling their labor for next to nothing or selling their bodies into unwanted unions.
This Heywood believed to be an insufferable injustice and devoted his writings to free love as a form of freedom from another type of slavery, as he explained in Uncivil Liberty as well as in Cupid's Yoke.
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 1880 Anti-Death League
The Third Annual Convention of the New England Anti-Death League met in Boston, Oct. 17.
Resolved: That though seemingly irresistible, “the King of Terrors,” Death, not a fact in the Nature of Things, is a transient illusion, born of limited mentality, but transcended by Life and Immortality revealed in convincing evidence of immaterial Intelligence.
Though the change of Halls caused inconvenience and extra expense, compelling the omission of the usual Monday sessions of the Convention, the meetings were well-attended and spirited throughout; special thanks to Prescott Robinson and Mattie Sawyer Hull for New Era Hall Sunday evening; Mr.
www.spirithistory.com /80anti.html   (753 words)

 2084 Work In Progress - Ben Tucker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Ezra Heywood was arrested by Comstock for distributing "Cupid's Yokes" through the mail, charged and found guilty and served six months in jail in 1878.
In Boston, Tucker became politically involved with the 1872 presidential campaign of Horace Greeley, and made the acquaintance of the veteran individualist anarchists Josiah Warren and William B. Greene through attending a convention of the New England Labor Reform League in Boston, a veritable hotbed of individualists.
An ongoing association with Heywood, the publisher of the Princeton labor reform periodical The Word, soon followed.(11) From his involvement in the labor reform movement, Tucker became convinced that economic reform must underlie all other steps toward freedom.
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 Articles - American individualist anarchism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Theorists in traditional American individualism (historically called "Boston anarchism" at times, often derogatorily) include Josiah Warren, Ezra Heywood, Joshua K. Ingalls, William B. Greene, Benjamin Tucker, Lysander Spooner, Stephen Pearl Andrews, Henry Bool, and Steven T. Byington.
This aversion to ownership of raw land is a constant among the American individualist anarchists.
Tucker defines anarchism as "the doctrine that all the affairs of men should be managed by individuals or voluntary associations, and that the State should be abolished." [3] Tucker opposes profit, believing that it is made possible by the "suppression or restriction of competition" by government.
www.poncier.com /articles/American_individualist_anarchism   (1463 words)

 Ezra Heywood - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ezra Heywood was a 19th century North American individualist anarchist, slavery abolitionist, and feminist.
Uncivil Liberty: An Essay to Show the Injustice and Impolicy of Ruling Woman Without Her Consent (1873) by Ezra Heywood
This page was last modified 01:04, 27 July 2005.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ezra_Heywood   (131 words)

 The Free Love Movement and Radical Individualism, By Wendy McElroy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
After the Civil War, the abolitionist Ezra Heywood turned his attention toward the labor movement and, eventually, toward free love.
Yet, when Heywood was imprisoned for his pro-birth control stand from August to December 1878 under the Comstock laws, Tucker abandoned the Radical Review in order to assume editorship of Heywood's The Word.
Most notably, Ezra Heywood republished one of the offending articles from Lucifer and was also arrested for doing so.
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 ifeminists.com > introduction > introductory essay part two
Its main ally was The Word (1872-1893), a libertarian periodical edited by Ezra Heywood.
Lucifer, published and edited by Moses Harman, was a free-love paper; free love being the movement which sought to separate the state from sexual matters such as marriage, adultery, divorce, age of consent, and birth control.
During Harman's first trial, the libertarian Ezra Heywood showed support for him by republishing the Markland letter in The Word; for this he too was arrested.
www.ifeminists.net /introduction/essays/introduction2.html   (2169 words)

 ifeminists.com > introduction > bibliographical essay
Ezra Heywood, began as a labor paper, but came to focus more and more on free love issues such as birth control.
Ezra Heywood's essay on birth control Cupid's Yokes: The Binding Forces of Conjugal Life: An Essay to Consider Some Moral and Physiological Phases of Love and Marriage, Wherein Is Asserted the Natural Right and Necessity of Sexual SelfGovernment (Princeton Mass., 1876) was the most controversial pamphlet in the history of individualist feminism.
Uncivil Liberties (1873) was also written by Ezra Heywood with his wife Angela's imput.
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 The Labadie Collection
The “Denton Family Papers” in the Labadie Collection consist of a number of letters written to the family from noted people of the time, as well as other documents, photographs, and an autograph album related to the Ezra Heywood family.
Heywood championed many radical causes, among them anti-slavery societies, women’s rights, free love, and economic reform.
Ezra may be here tonight I do not know.
www.lib.umich.edu /spec-coll/ohio-mich/labadie.html   (643 words)

 Ezra Heywood: Uncivil Liberty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Ezra Heywood the author of the following essay on the woman's movement is regarded as an important influence on Benjamin Tucker.
In the forefront of this group is Ezra H. Heywood, a mercurial personality of first rate intelligence and remarkable eloquence and articulateness.
The same law which holds ocean in its bed and planets in their courses will inspire these two mysterious sovereignties we call man and woman to transact their gayest and gravest affairs, with no jar or hurt, but mutual assistance to each other, and the general welfare.
www.blancmange.net /tmh/articles/heywood.html   (11553 words)

 Reconstruction Era, 1866-1877 - H   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Heywood, Ezra H.; Hard cash; an essay to show that financial monopolies hinder enterprise and defraud both labor and capital; that panics and business revulsions, caused by arbitrary interference with production and exchange, will be effectually prevented only through free money.
Heywood, Ezra H. ra Hervey); Yours or mine.
An essay, to show the true basis of property, and the causes of its unequal distribution.
www.bsu.edu /history/article/0,,27775--,00.html   (136 words)

 Volume 1 Chronology (1869-1901)
Ezra and Angela Heywood and Benjamin Tucker attended.
Ezra Heywood found not guilty of charges arising from his arrest on 26 October 1882.
Comstock again arrested Heywood and charged him with mailing obscene materials; the case, however, was not prosecuted.
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 PozA - Pokret za Anarhiju - Anarhisti - Ezra Harvey Heywood   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Heywoods' periodical “The Word” - subtitled "A Monthly Journal of Reform" was connected to radical individualism, both through its editors and through its contributors, who included Josiah Warren, Benjamin Tucker and J. Ingalls.
Ezra Heywood was sentenced to two years hard labor for advocating free love and sexual emancipation.
The independence of British American Colonies, asserted in 1776, was an emphatic declaration of the right of' peoples to manage their own affairs; an appeal from governments to justice, from men to man. Till then nations were subject to enthroned power, whose will was superior to popular dissent.
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 Individualism Reconsidered
Additionally, most of the prominent figures in the sex radical movement, such as Lillian and Moses Harman and Angela and Ezra Heywood, were individualist anarchists.
Heywood, Ezra H. Constitution and By-Laws of the Mountain Home Corporation.
Free Speech: Report of Ezra Heywood's Defense Before the United States Court in Boston, April 10,11, and 12, 1883.
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 American Experience | Emma Goldman | People & Events | PBS
Until the end of the century, anarchist of varying backgrounds carried on the free love agitation without notable socialist support.
Moses Harman, Lois Waisbrooker, and Ezra Heywood, among other late-nineteenth-century individualist anarchists, conducted a vigorous protest of the 1873 Comstock Act, which prohibited broadly interpreted "obscenity" from the mails.
They meanwhile published periodicals such as Lucifer, the Light Bearer, pamphlets addressing questions of birth control, and a lively correspondence with the liberal press (such as the more open-minded of woman suffrage journals).
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 Free Love and Anarchism - Blatt, Martin Henry - Sjakoo's catalog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
De Amerikaan Ezra Heywood (1829-1893) was een onvermoeibaar propagandist voor de vrije liefde, de afschaffing van het huwelijk, vrouwenrechten (waaronder het recht op geboortebeperking), afschaffing van de slavernij (ook die van vrouwen binnen het huwelijk).
Heywoods anti-autoritaire gedachtengoed stuitte op veel weerstand in het Victoriaanse klimaat dat in de tweede helft van de negentiende eeuw in de VS heerste.
Blatt dook in de activiteiten van Heywood en beschrijft ze met een aanstekelijke precisie.
www.xs4all.nl /~sjakoo/books/4341.htm   (137 words)

 The Memory Hole: Individualist Anarchism
It became part of the canon of native American anarchism produced with the help of Ezra Heywood.
In furtherance of its status as the most widely reprinted anarchist financial publication written by a native American, it is herewith propagated on the world wide web for your reading pleasure (at a remote site).
Portraits of Josiah Warren, Lysander Spooner, Ezra Heywood, and Benjamin R. Tucker.
tmh.floonet.net /anarch.html   (1074 words)

 1881 Union Reform League: 3rd convention
Resolved, That Union Reform is the legitimate vestibule to the Pantarchal Edifice, for the organization of which specific movement we are chiefly indebted to Mr.
Heywood, while they, in turn, credit the first public suggestion of it to the venerable seer and leader of Practical Spiritualism, John M. Spear.
Andrews, A. Wood, J. Swain, Angela T. Heywood, Lyman A. Wiley, A. Wheeler, E. Heywood, L. Joslin, Henry Appleton, and others addressed the Convention; messages were received from John M. Spear, Moses and Mattie Hull, E. Walker, Juliet H. Severance, Col.
www.spirithistory.com /81url.html   (462 words)

 1880 Union Reform League: 2nd convention
Heywood, Henry Appleton, A. Wood, Mary S. Dike, A. Wheeler, E. Heywood.
Heywood’s, though the League goes with him for the removal of restrictions to this extent, viz.: Repeal of Comstock Laws; 2nd, Repeal of laws making Bible-Reading compulsive in the public schools; 3rd, Political Enfranchisement of Woman; 4th, Abolition of poll tax pre-requisites for voting.
Invigorated by new inspirations, and refreshed by a brief sojourn in a delightful Health Resort, which is also a Stamping-Ground of Ideas, the members of this very successful Convention departed in the hope of growing and more and more notable gatherings from year to year.
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 The Free Expression Policy Project
This holistic approach, "combining visionary and radical politics with notions of sexual liberty and freedom of expression,"3 was promoted by such author-activists as Ezra Heywood, the free-love crusader, and Victoria Woodhull, the notorious stockbroker, suffragist, publisher, and self-promoter who ran for president in 1872.
Horowitz’s distinctions among these four strands of 19th century sexual thought are somewhat artificial, and one category tends to blend into the other.
The result was that, by century’s end, previously available knowledge about sexuality -- including in particular, female sexuality -- was suppressed through obscenity law, and freethinkers like Ezra Heywood, whose writings were far from sexually explicit, went to jail.
www.fepproject.org /reviews/rereadingsex.html   (1214 words)

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