Quick Hit: America's Mary Wollstonecraft?

I have a new "lunch talk recap" up at the Historical Society's blog that summarizes Eileen Hunt Botting's recent talk about nineteenth-century author Hannah Mather Crocker and her Reminiscences and Traditions of Boston. Crocker was the granddaughter of Cotton Mather, a proud daughter of the Revolution, mother of ten children, poet, and author of an 1818 tract, "Observations of the real rights of women, with their appropriate duties, agreeable to Scripture, reason and common sense," that holds the distinction of being the first book-length work on the subject of women's rights to be published in America. You can read more over at The Beehive.

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