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A Very Dangerous Woman: Martha Wright and Women's Rights

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ISBN: 1558494472
Издательство: University of Massachusetts Press
Год издания: 2004
Страниц: 315
Book Description"A very dangerous woman" is what Martha Coffin Wright?s conservative neighbors considered her, because of her work in the women?s rights and abolition movements. In 1848, Wright and her older sister Lucretia Mott were among the five brave women who organized the historic Seneca Falls Women?s Rights Convention. Wright remained a prominent figure in the women?s movement until her death in 1875 at age sixty-eight, when she was president of the National Woman Suffrage Association. At age twenty-six, she attended the 1833 founding of the American Anti-Slavery Society and later presided over numerous antislavery meetings, including two in 1861 that were disrupted by angry antiabolitionist mobs. Active in the Underground Railroad, she sheltered fugitive slaves and was a close friend and supporter of Harriet Tubman. In telling Wright?s story, the authors make good use of her lively letters to her family, friends, and colleagues, including Susan B....