Thorndike Press

The Agitators: Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women's Rights

  • Dorothy Wickenden
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  • ISBN-10: 1432889923
  • ISBN-13: 9781432889920
  • Shipping Weight: 1.80 lbs ( .82 kgs)
  • 686 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released August 2021

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Harriet Tubman was one of the most important conductors on the underground railroad and hid the enslaved men, women, and children she rescued in the basement kitchens of Martha Wright and Frances Seward. Harriet worked for the Union Army as a nurse and spy. Martha organized women’s rights and abolitionist conventions. Frances gave freedom seekers money and aided in their education. Many prominent figures are seen through the discerning eyes of these protagonists. So are debates about women’s roles and rights during the abolition crusade, emancipation, and the arming of Black troops.


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“Through extensive research and fluid writing, Wickenden rescues Wright and Seward from obscurity and provides a new perspective on Tubman’s life and work. This is an essential addition to the history of American progressivism.”

— Publishers Weekly (starred)