Anne Knight

Anne Knight

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Anne Knight (1786-1862) was a social reformer noted as a pioneer of feminism. Anne Knight was the daughter of William Knight (1756-1814), a Chelmsford grocer and his wife Priscilla Allen. The families were both Quakers and several members took an active part in the temperance and anti-slavery movements. Knight founded a branch of the Women's Anti-Slavery Society in Chelmsford and worked closely with Thomas Clarkson. When women were prevented from participating in the World Anti-Slavery Convention in London in 1840, Knight was outraged, and started to campaign for women's rights. A few women were included in the painting of the convention with Knight; these were Elizabeth Pease, Amelia Opie, Baroness Byron, Mary Anne Rawson, Mrs John Beaumont, Elizabeth Tredgold, Thomas Clarkson's daughter Mary and right at the back Lucretia Mott.show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • CIV
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136650401
  • 9786136650401