See also:American author and lecturer, was
See also:born, of Quaker parentage, at
See also:Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on the 28th of
See also:October 1842 . She was educated at the Friends'
See also:Free School in Philadelphia, and was for a
See also:time a teacher . In 1861 she obtained a clerkship in the
See also:United States mint, but was removed for criticizing General McClellan at a public
See also:meeting . She had gradually become widely known as an eloquent and persuasive public
See also:speaker, one of the first of her sex to
See also:mount the platform to discuss the burning questions of the
See also:hour . Before the
See also:Civil War she lectured on
See also:slavery topics, during the war she toured the
See also:country on behalf of the Sanitary Commission, and also lectured on reconstruction,
See also:temperance and woman's rights . She wrote several plays, including The
See also:Crown of Thorns (1876); Mary Tudor (1878), in which she appeared in the title role; Aurelian (1878); and An American Girl (188o), successfully acted by Fanny Davenport . She also published a novel, Which Answer ? (1868) ; A Paying Investment, a Plea for
See also:Education (1876); and A Ragged
See also:Register of
See also:People, Places and Opinions (1879) .
CHARLES JOHN HUFFAM DICKENS (1812-187o)
JOHN DICKINSON (1732–1808)
There are no comments yet for this article.
Do not copy, download, transfer, or otherwise replicate the site content in whole or in part.
Links to articles and home page are encouraged.