Frances Wright:

America’s Forgotten Radical

Frances Wright, the woman and the writer, did it all: She gave lectures that sparked riots. She published books. She befriended heroes and statesmen. She traveled alone through America. She founded her own utopian community. Yet she is little known outside of feminist scholarship and academic history, even though she wrangled with alternative economic systems, women’s roles in the public sphere, and race in America in ways that feel eerily prescient today. 

We’re two scholars who have set out to explore Wright and her times. In this limited documentary podcast, we’ll bring Wright and her work to life, revealing a moment in America’s radical history that too many have forgotten.

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Introducing: America's Forgotten Radical

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