Booked for Lunch: “The Agitators: Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women’s Rights” by Dorothy Wickenden on Thursday, June 3, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
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Looking for a great read, something engaging and informative? The Wilton Historical Society hosts a lunch time book discussion group that focuses on history. We welcome one and all!
The Agitators chronicles the revolutionary activities of Harriet Tubman, Frances Seward, and Martha Wright: three unlikely collaborators in the quest for abolition and women’s rights, as told by the author of the New York Times bestseller Nothing Daunted.
From the intimate perspective of three friends and neighbors in mid-nineteenth century Auburn, New York—the “agitators” of the title—acclaimed author Dorothy Wickenden tells the fascinating and crucially American stories of abolition, the Underground Railroad, the early women’s rights movement, and the Civil War. Ms. Wickenden will join the Wilton Historical Society’s Booked for Lunch series on Zoom on Thursday, June 3 from 12:30 – 1:30.
Beginning two decades before the Civil War, when Harriet Tubman was still enslaved and Martha and Frances were young women bound by law and tradition, The Agitators ends two decades after the war, in a radically changed United States. Wickenden brings this extraordinary period of our history to life through the richly detailed letters her characters wrote several times a week. Like Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Team of Rivals and David McCullough’s John Adams, Wickenden’s The Agitators is revelatory, riveting, and profoundly relevant to our own time.
Suggested contribution $10.00
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