Frances Wright


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Frances Wright (September 6, 1795 – December 13, 1852) also widely known as Fanny Wright, was a Scottish-born lecturer, writer, freethinker, feminist, abolitionist, and social reformer, who became a U. S. citizen in 1825. That year she founded the Nashoba Commune in Tennessee as a utopian community to prepare slaves for emancipation, intending to create an egalitarian place, but it lasted only ... more »

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  • ''... the condition of women affords, in all countries, the best criterion by which to judge the character of men.''
    Frances Wright (1795-1852), Scottish author and speaker; relocated to America. Views of Society and Manners in America, March 1820 entry (1821).
  • ''The best road to correct reasoning is by physical science; the way to trace effects to causes is through physical science; the only corrective, therefore, of superstition is physical science.''
    Frances Wright (1795-1852), Scottish author and speaker; relocated to America. Course of Popular Lectures, lecture 3 (1829).
  • ''... the happiness of a people is the only rational object of government, and the only object for which a people, free to choose, can have a government at all.''
    Frances Wright (1795-1852), Scottish author and speaker; relocated to America. Course of Popular Lectures, address 1 (1829). From a lecture given ...
  • ''We have ... dreamed so much and observed so little, that our imaginations have grown larger than the world we live in, and our judgments have dwindled down to a point.''
    Frances Wright (1795-1852), Scottish author and speaker; relocated to America. Course of Popular Lectures, lecture 3 (1829). On assertion and beli...
  • ''... the hired preachers of all sects, creeds, and religions, never do, and never can, teach any thing but what is in conformity with the opinions of those who pay them.''
    Frances Wright (1795-1852), Scottish author and speaker; relocated to America. Course of Popular Lectures, lecture 3 (1829).
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