440 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 11 halftones, 1 map, notes, bibl., index
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-4032-7
Published: April 2018
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-4033-4
Published: March 2018
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Awards & distinctions
2018 James Bradford Best Biography Prize, Society for Historians of the Early American Republic
While some individual radicals in this period have received contemporary attention—most notably William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, and Lucretia Mott (all of whom were friends of Post)—the existence of an extensive network of radical activists bound together across eight decades by ties of family, friendship, and faith has been largely ignored. In this in-depth biography of Post, Hewitt demonstrates a vibrant radical tradition of social justice that sought to transform the nation.
About the Author
Nancy A. Hewitt is Distinguished Professor Emerita of History and Women's Studies at Rutgers University.
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"An inspirational, academic, and historical biography that presents a new role model for intersectional social justice movements."--Library Journal
“Hewitt’s research for Radical Friend was deep, broad, and complex. . . . [It] carefully weaves [Amy] Post’s Quaker/Friends roots in with her increasing involvement in reform movements. . . . Essential.”--Resources for Gender and Women’s Studies
“Radical Friend is a pleasure to read, offering a significant reinterpretation of nineteenth-century American reform as egalitarian, interracial, and defiant of social, political, and religious hierarchies.”--Carol Faulkner, Syracuse University
“In this biography of a critical but overlooked activist, Hewitt takes us into the lived experiences of the antebellum reform and abolitionist movements. The result is an amazingly satisfying exploration of the fabric and central tendencies of the nineteenth-century quest for a more perfect America.”--John Brooke, Ohio State University