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The Agitators [PDF / Epub] ⚣ The Agitators ✈ Dorothy Wickenden – Thomashillier.co.uk From the author of the New York Times bestseller Nothing Daunted The Agitators chronicles the revolutionary activities of Harriet Tubman Frances Seward and Martha Wright three unlikely collaborators i From the author of the New York Times bestseller Nothing Daunted The Agitators chronicles the revolutionary activities of Harriet Tubman Frances Seward and Martha Wright three unlikely collaborators in the uest for abolition and women’s rights In Auburn New York in the mid nineteenth century Martha Wright and Frances Seward inspired by Harriet Tubman’s slave rescues in the dangerous territory of Eastern Maryland opened their basement kitchens as stations on the Underground Railroad Tubman was an illiterate fugitive slave Wright was a middle class uaker mother of seven and Seward was the aristocratic wife and moral conscience of her husband William H Seward who served as Lincoln’s Secretary of State All three refused to abide by laws that denied them the rights granted to white men and they supported each other as they worked to overturn slavery and achieve full citizenship for blacks and women The Agitators opens when Tubman is a slave and Wright and Seward are young women bridling against their traditional roles It ends decades later after Wright’s and Seward’s sons—and Tubman herself—have taken part in three of the defining engagements of the Civil War Through the sardonic and anguished accounts of the protagonists reconstructed from their letters diaries and public appearances we see the most explosive debates of the time and portraits of the men and women whose paths they crossed Lincoln Seward Frederick Douglass William Lloyd Garrison John Brown Elizabeth Cady Stanton Susan B Anthony Harriet Beecher Stowe and others Tubman embraced by Seward and Wright and by the radical network of reformers in western New York State settles in Auburn and spends the second half of her life there With extraordinarily compelling storytelling reminiscent of Doris Kearns Goodwin’s No Ordinary Time and David McCullough’s John Adams The Agitators brings a vivid new perspective to the epic American stories of abolition the Underground Railroad women’s rights activism and the Civil War.

  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • The Agitators
  • Dorothy Wickenden
  • 02 December 2014
  • 9781476760735

About the Author: Dorothy Wickenden

Dorothy Wickenden became the Executive Editor of The New Yorker in January She joined the magazine as Managing Editor in March She also writes for the magazine and is the moderator of its weekly podcast The Political Scene Wickenden is on the faculty of The Writers' Institute at CUNY's Graduate Center where she teaches a course on narrative nonfictionPreviously Wickenden was Nati.


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