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Radical Friend: Amy Kirby Post and Her Activist Worlds

Nancy A. Hewitt


A pillar of radical activism in nineteenth-century America, Amy Kirby Post (1802–89) participated in a wide range of movements and labored tirelessly to orchestrate ties between issues, causes, and activists. A conductor on the Underground Railroad, co-organizer of the 1848 Rochester Woman’s Rights Convention, and a key figure in progressive Quaker, antislavery, feminist, and spiritualist communities, Post sustained movements locally, regionally, and nationally over many decades. But more than simply telling the story of her role as a local leader or a bridge between local and national arenas ... More

Keywords: antislavery, feminism, Quakers, radical activism, social justice, spiritualism, underground railroad, woman’s rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781469640327
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640327.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nancy A. Hewitt, author
Rutgers University