American Radicals

This incisive and well-written overview of 19th-century Americans who protested wrongs in their society deserves a wide readership.

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Review of ‘American Radicals’

On the Fourth of July in the late 1820s, Frances Wright, a Scottish philanthropist, writer and social reformer, gave what was probably the first public address by a woman in the United States. In it, she warned her audience against a narrow patriotism that worshipped the founders instead of their principles. She encouraged listeners to…

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