• Title: Commune on the Frontier: The Story of Frances Wright
  • Author: Richard Stiller
  • ISBN: 9780690204018
  • Page: 369
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Commune on the Frontier The Story of Frances Wright The mind has no sex said Frances Wright and lived the proof of that statement She organized a commune published a radical newspaper criticized organized religion opposed marriage as a threat to w
    The mind has no sex, said Frances Wright, and lived the proof of that statement She organized a commune, published a radical newspaper, criticized organized religion, opposed marriage as a threat to women s freedom, workedin political campaigns, preached racial brotherhood and school reform, and published two books one written while she was still in her teens all The mind has no sex, said Frances Wright, and lived the proof of that statement She organized a commune, published a radical newspaper, criticized organized religion, opposed marriage as a threat to women s freedom, workedin political campaigns, preached racial brotherhood and school reform, and published two books one written while she was still in her teens all than 140 years ago.She was born in 1795 into a rich Scottish family, At sixteen she read about the American Revolution and was fascinated by the young nation across the sea In 1818, when she was old enough to travel alone, she came to take a look at it.She fell in love with America, wrote a book about it that was an international best seller, and became an instant celebrity Brilliant, talented, controversial, she won the attention of great men, especially that of Lafayette In time she left him for the great dream of her life the building of a communal society in which all could share without regard to sex or condition, class, race, nation or color Her devotion to her adopted country did not blind her to its failing her life was a struggle to realize its ideals.

    One Reply to “Commune on the Frontier: The Story of Frances Wright”

    1. Reading this reminded me of all the YA non-fic I consumed in grade school, which tended to provide a launch point to further research and lifelong interests. I've long forgotten the titles and authors, but one YA bio on Hitler spurred interest in WWII & a book on the Spanish Armada had me tracing Elizabeth I's family tree and going off on a tangent into their predecessors.(ETA: Well, wellter some investigation, the Armada book was probably the one penned by none other than the trashily proli [...]

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