Lucretia Mott


Holly and Tracy at their live version of this episode at Seneca Falls Convention Days 2018 at Women's Rights National Historical Park; inset Lucretia Mott Photograph by Patrick Clapp; inset by Joseph Kyle/National Portrait Gallery

This is the studio version of our live show from this years Seneca Falls Convention Days at Women's Rights National Historical Park. Lucretia Mott was small of stature, but made a huge impact as an abolition and women's rights activist, guided by her deeply held Quaker beliefs.

Many thanks to Women's Rights National Historical Park for having us at Convention Days. We had a fantastic time and we love getting to talk with all the staff there.

Holly's Research:

  • Faulkner, Carol. “Lucretia Mott’s Heresy.” University of Pennsylvania Press. 2011.
  • Whittier, John Greenleaf. “Lucretia Mott, 1793-1880.” 1880. Reprinted by Leopold Classic Library.
  • Michals, Debra “Lucretia Mott.” National Women’s History Museum. 2017. www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/lucretia-mott.
  • “Lucretia Mott.” Women’s Rights National Historical Park. February 26, 2015. https://www.nps.gov/wori/learn/historyculture/lucretia-mott.htm
  • “This Day in History – January 3: Lucretia Mott.” Library of Congress. https://www.loc.gov/item/today-in-history/january-03/
  • Unger, Nancy C. “Mott, Lucretia.” American National Biography. 2000. https://doi.org/10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.1500494
  • Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, et al. “History of Woman Suffrage.” Fowler & Wells. 1881. Accessed online: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=eoJKAAAAYAAJ&rdid=book-eoJKAAAAYAAJ&rdot=1
  • Rosenberger, Homer T. “Montgomery County's Greatest Lady: Lucretia Mott.” Bulletin of the Historical Society of Montgomery Pennsylvania. April 1948. http://hsmcpa.org/images/thebulletin/1948vol6no2.pdf

Topics in this Podcast: Lucretia Mott, seneca falls, suffrage, 19th century, black history, U.S. history, racism, slavery