By Carol Faulkner
Lucretia Coffin Mott used to be probably the most well-known and debatable girls in nineteenth-century the United States. Now overshadowed by means of abolitionists like William Lloyd Garrison and feminists equivalent to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Mott was once considered in her time as a dominant determine within the twin struggles for racial and sexual equality. background has frequently depicted her as a gradual Quaker woman and a mom determine, yet her outspoken demanding situations to authority riled ministers, reporters, politicians, city mobs, and her fellow Quakers.
In the 1st biography of Mott in a new release, historian Carol Faulkner finds the motivations of this radical egalitarian from Nantucket. Mott's deep religion and ties to the Society of pals don't absolutely clarify her activism—her roots in post-Revolutionary New England additionally formed her perspectives on slavery, patriarchy, and the church, in addition to her expansive pursuits in peace, temperance, criminal reform, spiritual freedom, and local American rights. whereas Mott was once often called the "moving spirit" of the 1st women's rights conference at Seneca Falls, her dedication to women's rights by no means trumped her aid for abolition or racial equality. She anticipated women's rights no longer as a brand new and separate move yet really as an extension of the common rules of liberty and equality. Mott was once one of the first white americans to name for a right away finish to slavery. Her long term collaboration with white and black ladies within the Philadelphia girl Anti-Slavery Society used to be extraordinary by way of any criteria. Lucretia Mott's Heresy reintroduces readers to an grand lady whose paintings and ideas encouraged the transformation of yank society.
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Lucretia Mott's Heresy: Abolition and Women's Rights in Nineteenth-Century America by Carol Faulkner