Selected Letters of Lucretia Coffin Mott

Selected Letters of Lucretia Coffin Mott

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The first volume to include complete transcriptions of the early activist Mott's private letters, shedding light not only on her astounding and prescient reform activities but on the personal and private world of America in the19th-century as well.show more

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  • Hardback | 640 pages
  • 158.5 x 243.3 x 40.9mm | 1,016.05g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • New.
  • 0252026748
  • 9780252026744

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"This admirably edited and handsomely published book is a great contribution to printed scholarly resources for 19th-century history. Lucretia Mott was engaged in several of the central social and political movements of that century, and her correspondence opens views into them, especially abolition, women's rights, and religion and Quakerism. But one will also find comments on domestic life and childrearing, public events, pacifism, and Indian rights... Palmer included as much scholarly apparatus as a reader could want." -- Choice "This scrupulously annotated volume makes widely available for the first time the correspondence of the nineteenth-century Quaker activist who was dedicated to numerous reform movements, including temperance, peace, equal rights, woman suffrage, nonresistance, and the abolition of slavery." -- Documentary Editing "While scholars will rejoice in this volume, lay readers, too, will find the letters entertaining and inspiring. Beverly Palmer has done the Religious Society of Friends a real service." --Friends Journal ADVANCE PRAISE: "Finally, a chance to see the full range of ideas, concerns, words of Lucretia Mott, the first foremother of the U.S. feminist movement. Beverly Palmer has performed an enormous service, for Lucretia Mott's many appreciators and for many others, who will now know the historical significance of this great "woman." -- Ellen Carol DuBois, editor of The Elizabeth Cady Stanton-Susan B. Anthony Reader: Correspondence, Writings, Speechesshow more

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