Lucretia Mott´s Heresy:Abolition and Women´s Rights in Nineteenth-Century America Carol Faulkner
Lucretia Mott (1793-1880) was a Minister in the Society of Friends, an abolitionist and activist for women’s rights. This speech was delivered at a Woman´s Rights Convention in Philadelphia in 1854. She urged her hearers to reject ´´priestcraft and superstition´´ and to pursue ´´true Christianity´´ and the ´´word of God in the soul.” 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Gray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/yurt/000216/bk_yurt_000216_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Essential listening for understanding the development of religious thought in America...or for just hearing a rousing good sermon! Dynamic performances bring these classic pieces of Americana to life! Included in this audiobook: ´´A Sermon In Praise of Swearing´´ by Anonymous; ´´Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God´´ by Jonathan Edwards; ´´A Sermon of War´´ by Theodore Parker; ´´Uses and Abuses of the Bible´´ by Lucretia Mott; ´´On Being Born Again´´ by Dwight Moody; and ´´The Dogma of Hell´´ by Octavius Frothingham. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Don Randall, Dick Fisher, Marni Green. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ascd/000001/bk_ascd_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the quiet town of Seneca Falls, New York, over the course of two days in July 1848, a small group of women and men, led by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, held a convention that would launch the woman´s rights movement and change the course of history. The implications of that remarkable convention would be felt around the world - and indeed are still being felt today. In Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Woman´s Rights Movement, the latest contribution to Oxford´s acclaimed Pivotal Moments in American History series, Sally McMillen unpacks, for the first time, the full significance of that revolutionary convention and the enormous changes it produced. The book covers 50 years of women´s activism, from 1840 to 1890, focusing on four extraordinary figures: Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, and Susan B. Anthony. McMillen tells the stories of their lives, how they came to take up the cause of women´s rights, the astonishing advances they made during their lifetimes, and the lasting and transformative effects of the work they did. At the convention, they asserted full equality with men, argued for greater legal rights, greater professional and education opportunities, and the right to vote - ideas considered wildly radical at the time. Indeed, looking back at the convention two years later, Anthony called it ´´the grandest and greatest reform of all time - and destined to be thus regarded by the future historian.´´ In this lively and warmly written study, Sally McMillen may well be the future historian Anthony was hoping to find. A vibrant portrait of a major turning point in American women´s history, and in human history, this book is essential for anyone wishing to fully understand the origins of the woman´s rights movement.The ´´Pivotal Moments in American History” series seeks to unite the old and the new history, combining the insights and techniques of recent historiography with the power of 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barbara Goodson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002813/bk_adbl_002813_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the rotunda of the nation´s Capital a statue pays homage to three famous 19th-century American women suffragists: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Lucretia Mott. ´´Historically´´, the inscription beneath the marble statue notes, ´´these three stand unique and peerless.´´ In fact, the statue has a glaring omission: Lucy Stone. A pivotal leader in the fight for both abolition and gender equality, her achievements marked the beginning of the women´s rights movement and helped to lay the groundwork for the eventual winning of women´s suffrage. Yet, today most Americans have never heard of Lucy Stone. Sally McMillen sets out to address this significant historical oversight in this engaging biography. Exploring her extraordinary life and the role she played in crafting a more just society, McMillen restores Lucy Stone to her rightful place at the center of the 19th-century women´s rights movement. Raised in a middle-class Massachusetts farm family, Stone became convinced at an early age that education was key to women´s independence and selfhood, and went on to attend the Oberlin Collegiate Institute. When she graduated in 1847 as one of the first women in the US to earn a college degree, she was drawn into the public sector as an activist and quickly became one of the most famous orators of her day. Lecturing on anti-slavery and women´s rights, she was instrumental in organizing and speaking at several annual national woman´s rights conventions throughout the 1850s. She played a critical role in the organization and leadership of the American Equal Rights Association during the Civil War, and, in 1869, cofounded the American Woman Suffrage Association, one of two national women´s rights organizations that fought for women´s right to vote. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dawn Harvey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021454/bk_adbl_021454_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. These stirring words from the Declaration of Independence are a powerful statement of the importance of human rights in Western civilization. But many of the freedoms we enjoy today were not so ´´self-evident´´ to lawmakers throughout much of our history. Instead, many of those freedoms - from racial segregation, from enslavement, from persecution for one´s religion or ethnicity - were the result of long and fierce struggles that took place in courtrooms and meeting rooms, in churches and on battlefields, in classrooms and on streets, at home and abroad, often over many years. Now an award-winning author and honored teacher and scholar tells you this inspirational and profound story in a series of 24 riveting, often moving lectures designed to strengthen your appreciation of both your rights and the long struggles to obtain them. You´ll follow the battle for human rights from the initial visions of history´s greatest philosophers, religious leaders, and political thinkers to those who fought to make their visions of equality a reality, including Lucretia Mott, Martin Luther King Jr., and Nelson Mandela. Each lecture gives you an overview of historical movements like the struggle for women´s suffrage, the emancipation of serfs and slaves, and the development of the United Nations´ Universal Declaration of Human Rights. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Gordon Lauren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000255/bk_tcco_000255_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.