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Selected Letters of Lucretia Coffin Mott

Carol Faulkner

University of Illinois Press, December 2002

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This landmark volume collects Lucretia Mott's correspondence for the first time, highlighting the length and breadth of her work as an activist dedicated to reform of almost every kind and providing an intimate glimpse of her family life. Mott’s achievements left a mark on reform movements from abolition to women's rights. The letters cover her work in these causes as well as her founding of key antislavery organizations; her friendships with Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth; her efforts to bring Quakers into the abolitionist movement; and her part in organizing the 1848 Seneca Falls Woman's Rights Convention.

Other correspondence cover her 56-year marriage, the five children she raised to adulthood, and informal insights and news with and about her cherished family. An invaluable resource, "Selected Letters of Lucretia Coffin Mott" reveals the incisive mind, sense of mission, and level-headed personality that made this extraordinary figure a major force in nineteenth-century American life.