Lucretia Mott's heresy : abolition and women's rights in nineteenth-century America

by Carol Faulkner

Other authorsJohn Hubbard (Cover designer)
Hardcover, 2011



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Philadelphia, Pa. : Oxford : University of Pennsylvania Press ; Oxford Creative Marketing [distributor], 2011.

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LibraryThing member Suzannepalmieri
Clever, entertaining, and eye opening. Carol Faulkner has recreated a time and place that all women should re-investigate. I'm a history buff, so I LOVED THIS. And for my fellow authors who may be writing about women during this time period, this is a must read. Well done, Carol!
LibraryThing member book58lover
An absolutely fabulous biography of the 19th century Quaker radical, Lucretia Mott. I was aware of Mott through her participation at the Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention in 1848 and thought I knew her. But Faulkner made clear that she was first and foremost an abolitionist and not always a suffragist. She disagreed with Stanton's views on voting because she believed in moral suasion and not political activism. This was enlightening to me and made me respect her even more. She was a radical and a heretic to the social views of her era which belied the sedate image of the Quaker grandma seen in all her portraits. She disagreed with the Quakers even though she never left the sect and disagreed with her friends and contemporaries. I was astounded to learn of the amount of travel she did in the abolitionist cause, often without her husband which just wasn't done. Lucretia did it. I don't know where she got her energy and I applaud her for it. I would always want her on my side.
This bio is a MUST READ !
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