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The Selected Letters of Lucretia Mott

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Selected Letters of Lucretia Coffin Mott


Pomona College

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

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Lucretia Coffin Mott (1793-1880), an American Quaker, devoted her life to the abolition of slavery, women's rights, school and prison reforms, temperance, peace, and religious tolerance. Although a major figure in the reform movements of the nineteenth-century, Mott's importance has been under-estimated by the public and scholars until recently. The 200 selections provide a critical woman's perspective on the important issues of the time: slavery, women's position in society, religious freedom, and the philosophy of non-resistance. Included in the volume is a calendar of all letters located to or from Mott.

Complete in one volume.

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