Talk:Lucretia Mott

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Vandalism[edit]

I'm a beginner and do not know much about how to protect an article but is appears from the revision history that this page keeps being tagged with vandalism in the month of September 2011, please help. - signed PHLnewuser 12:55, 16 September 2011 (UTC)


— Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.238.187.220 (talk) 16:57, 16 September 2011 (UTC)


Picture Crop[edit]

The picture needs to be cropped, because as of now it doesn't look all that good. --Doctorcherokee 05:27, 6 February 2006 (UTC)

Cropped and enlarged, yes. I don't know how. Шизомби (talk) 00:12, 14 June 2008 (UTC)

A couple of notes--"we were the first country" was replaced with "The US was the first country", since this is an international encyclopedia. I am curious if the US really was the first country to allow conscientious objectors; I would like to see a source on that. I also wonder if it is really true that only a few countries allow conscientious objectors. Does anyone have an actual list of countries that allow it? I was under the impression that the European democracies generally allow it, but I am not that well versed ont the subject. -- Egern


Thanks Egren. I was winging it on alot of that stuff and just now made the rounds of the Lucretia Mott pages. The Mott bio, in relation to Quaker historical context and the women's movement, was pretty accurate, except she died in 1880 and was the real "leader" at Seneca Falls, plus she was central to the movement until her death even when Stanton and Anthony were the out front leaders. One interesting tidbit, she opposed divorce reform, meaning she supported father's custody.

I was a conscientious objector during Vietnam and my father's side were Quakers going back to the original Quakers who settled here in the late 1500's, so I have a personal interest in this as well a public one as a "Masculist". I will look up the conscientious objector info. She was active in that especially, more so than I originally knew. QIM


"Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony are usually credited as the leaders of that effort"

Is that true? As I recall they hadn't even met each other in 1848. I've never seen Anthony mentioned in a Seneca Falls context. I like LM better than most of the feminists of that time, but I think she was more an abolitionist. Also was she the earliest? Were the Grimké sisters earlier? I mean as feminists not as abolitionists. My impression is that LM was not big on women's rights prior to 1840. And I think there were others but less influential. Frances Wright perhaps. I think Stanton and Anthony deserve their reputation as the founders because of the organised work they did, and because they were dedicated to the woman issue whereas others saw it as very much secondary to abolition work.

Also, Mott was one of those who voted against the resolution in support of women's suffrage at the 1848 convention I believe. Stanton was much more radical. I suspect they probably disagreed about more things than divorce reform. David Byron


Anthony was not at Seneca Falls, according to the Anthony Center for Women's Leadership webpage. -rmhermen

I am glad that you all have submitted the info for Lucretia Mott. She is my great great Grandmother. I thought that that was respectful that whosoever submitted it to wikipedia. I hav family photos and letters of hers. I never knew that my great great grandmother could have been an advocate for slavery abolishment. Thanks for your time.

Heather Lousi Mott heather_rose_marie@yahoo.com

Family tie to Benjamin Franklin[edit]

Her family relationship to Benjamin Franklin was removed 5/3/06 by User:BCorr. I believe that this is a significant fact in her life that is worthy of inclusion. She certainly would have known that she was a reasonably close cousin of his, families don't forget such things. Having this family tie might well have affected her world-view in exactly the sorts of ways that make her notable, namely using your mind to change the human condition for a large group of people. A parallel thread to this exists in the life of Nantucket astronomer Maria Mitchell w.r.t. Franklin's scientific pursuits. As evidence that Lucretia would have known, look to the defense of Nantucket's whaling industry in Chapter 14 of Moby Dick, Melville holds up the family relationship to Benjamin Franklin as one the island's redeeming values. The family relationship to him is also a well established geneaological fact; geneaological records have been kept beautifully well on the island's residents over many generations. Unless there is a good argument why this fact should not be in the article, I will add it back to the article in a week or so. Thanks Brholden 16:14, 3 May 2006 (UTC)

Legacy with great-great-grandchildren?[edit]

I've never seen any Legacy sections include great-great-grandchildren like this, Legacy sections typically imply social and cultural legacy, and since the listed people aren't relevant or incredibly noteworthy, these seem extremely trivial. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.60.230.243 (talk) 04:22, 22 February 2013 (UTC)