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The Resource The agitators : three friends who fought for abolition and women's rights, Dorothy Wickenden, (text large print)

The agitators : three friends who fought for abolition and women's rights, Dorothy Wickenden, (text large print)

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The agitators : three friends who fought for abolition and women's rights
Title
The agitators
Title remainder
three friends who fought for abolition and women's rights
Statement of responsibility
Dorothy Wickenden
Title variation
Three friends who fought for abolition and women's rights
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Harriet Tubman--no-nonsense, funny, uncannily prescient, and strategically brilliant--was one of the most important conductors on the underground railroad and hid the enslaved men, women and children she rescued in the basement kitchens of Martha Wright, Quaker mother of seven, and Frances Seward, wife of Governor, then Senator, then Secretary of State William H. Seward. Harriet worked for the Union Army in South Carolina as a nurse and spy, and took part in a river raid in which 750 enslaved people were freed from rice plantations. Martha, a "dangerous woman" in the eyes of her neighbors and a harsh critic of Lincoln's policy on slavery, organized women's rights and abolitionist conventions with Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Frances gave freedom seekers money and referrals and aided in their education. The most conventional of the three friends, she hid her radicalism in public; behind the scenes, she argued strenuously with her husband about the urgency of immediate abolition. Many of the most prominent figures in the history books--Lincoln, Seward, Daniel Webster, Frederick Douglass, Charles Sumner, John Brown, Harriet Beecher Stowe, William Lloyd Garrison--are seen through the discerning eyes of the protagonists. So are the most explosive political debates: about women's roles and rights during the abolition crusade, emancipation, and the arming of Black troops; and about the true meaning of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Beginning two decades before the Civil War, when Harriet Tubman was still enslaved and Martha and Frances were young women bound by law and tradition, The Agitators ends two decades after the war, in a radically changed United States. Wickenden brings this extraordinary period of our history to life through the richly detailed letters her characters wrote several times a week. Like Doris Kearns Goodwin's Team of Rivals and David McCullough's John Adams, Wickenden's The Agitators is revelatory, riveting, and profoundly relevant to our own time"--
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collective biography
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Wickenden, Dorothy
Dewey number
  • 326/.80922
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E445.N56
LC item number
W53 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print nonfiction
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  • Women abolitionists
  • Tubman, Harriet
  • Wright, Martha Coffin
  • Seward, Frances Adeline
  • Underground Railroad
  • Antislavery movements
  • Women's rights
  • Auburn (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The agitators : three friends who fought for abolition and women's rights, Dorothy Wickenden, (text large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 663-678)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Provacations (1821-1852). A Nantucket inheritance (1833-1843) ; A young lady of means (1824-1837) ; Escape from Maryland (1822-1849) ; The Freeman trial (1846) ; Dangerous women (1848-1849) ; Frances goes to Washington (1848-1850) ; Martha speaks (1850-1852) -- Uprisings (1851-1860). Frances joins the railroad (1851-1852) ; Reading Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852-1853) ; Harriet Tubman's Maryland crusade (1851-1857) ; The race to the territory (1854) ; Bleeding Kansas, bleeding Sumner (1854-1856) ; Frances sells Harriet a house (1857-1859) ; Martha leads (1854-1860) ; General Tubman goes to Boston (1858-1860) ; The agitators (1860) -- War (1861-1864). "No compromise" (1861) ; A nation on fire (1861-1862) ; "God's ahead of Master Lincoln" (1862) ; Battle hymns (1862) ; Harriet's war (1863) ; Willy Wright at Gettysburg (March-July 1863) ; A mighty army of women (1863-1864) ; Daughters and sons (1864) -- Rights (1864-1875). E pluribus unum (1864-1865) ; Retribution (1865) ; Civil disobedience (1865) ; Wrongs and rights (1865-1875) -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
685 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432889920
Lccn
2021018649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • on1248598130
  • (OCoLC)1248598130
Label
The agitators : three friends who fought for abolition and women's rights, Dorothy Wickenden, (text large print)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 663-678)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Provacations (1821-1852). A Nantucket inheritance (1833-1843) ; A young lady of means (1824-1837) ; Escape from Maryland (1822-1849) ; The Freeman trial (1846) ; Dangerous women (1848-1849) ; Frances goes to Washington (1848-1850) ; Martha speaks (1850-1852) -- Uprisings (1851-1860). Frances joins the railroad (1851-1852) ; Reading Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852-1853) ; Harriet Tubman's Maryland crusade (1851-1857) ; The race to the territory (1854) ; Bleeding Kansas, bleeding Sumner (1854-1856) ; Frances sells Harriet a house (1857-1859) ; Martha leads (1854-1860) ; General Tubman goes to Boston (1858-1860) ; The agitators (1860) -- War (1861-1864). "No compromise" (1861) ; A nation on fire (1861-1862) ; "God's ahead of Master Lincoln" (1862) ; Battle hymns (1862) ; Harriet's war (1863) ; Willy Wright at Gettysburg (March-July 1863) ; A mighty army of women (1863-1864) ; Daughters and sons (1864) -- Rights (1864-1875). E pluribus unum (1864-1865) ; Retribution (1865) ; Civil disobedience (1865) ; Wrongs and rights (1865-1875) -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
685 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432889920
Lccn
2021018649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • on1248598130
  • (OCoLC)1248598130

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