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The causes of Francis Wright (Episode 1 of 6)

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The first in a series of six episodes on important women in American history presented by historian Gerda Lerner. Francis Wright D'Arusmont (September 6, 1795-December 13, 1852), widely known as Fanny Wright, was an intellectual pioneer, abolitionist, lecturer, the first women traveler to write an account in the U.S., and the first women playwright to have a play produced in New York. Wright was born in Scotland, moved to America in 1819. Wright founded a commune in 1895 called Nashoba, where she intended to educate slaves in preparation for emancipation. Note on box: Talks about free speech, women's rights, labor reform, education.--Previously cataloged as Frances Wright D'Arusmont.



The causes of Francis Wright (Episode 1 of 6)


Lerner, Gerda. speaker.


Pacifica Radio Archive.

WBAI (Radio station : New York, N.Y.).


Los Angeles :, Pacifica Radio Archives,, 1962.


1 online resource.


Pacifica Radio Archives.

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Sponsored by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission at the National Archives and Records Administration as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project.

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