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By Carol Faulkner

Lucretia Coffin Mott used to be essentially the most well-known and debatable girls in nineteenth-century the USA. Now overshadowed by way of abolitionists like William Lloyd Garrison and feminists reminiscent of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Mott used to be seen in her time as a dominant determine within the twin struggles for racial and sexual equality. heritage has usually depicted her as a gradual Quaker woman and a mom determine, yet her outspoken demanding situations to authority riled ministers, newshounds, politicians, city mobs, and her fellow Quakers.

In the 1st biography of Mott in a iteration, historian Carol Faulkner finds the motivations of this radical egalitarian from Nantucket. Mott's deep religion and ties to the Society of neighbors don't totally 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 estimated women's rights no longer as a brand new and separate flow yet relatively as an extension of the common ideas of liberty and equality. Mott used to be one of the first white americans to name for a right away finish to slavery. Her long term collaboration with white and black girls within the Philadelphia woman Anti-Slavery Society used to be extraordinary by means of any criteria. Lucretia Mott's Heresy reintroduces readers to an awesome lady whose paintings and concepts encouraged the transformation of yank society.

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