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the Shawl This Is A Scottish Family Saga Which Spans Generations In The Early Th Century Ireland S Weaving Mills Change From Cotton To Linen Production In Order To Develop His Weaving Career Henry Shields Moves To Crosslee, Scotland Promotion Follows When His Labour Of Love A Shawl Is Exhibited In Glasgow And Becomes An Heirloom When He Marries Agnes When Fire Rages Through The Mill The Family Move To Glasgow, Where King Cotton Reigns In The Mill Area Of Calton Consumption From Dusty Fibres Kills Weavers And Spinners In Their Prime While Children Die Young Due To Poverty And Bad Conditions The Only Third Generation Child To Survive Is Isabella Rejected By Her Mother Friends Donald And Flora Provide A Stable Home And Education For The Little Girl As She Grows Up Later Sixteen Year Old Isabella Has To Learn To Survive In The Real World As A Common Law Widow With Two Children Her Options Are Few Stewart, The Handsome Soldier, Offers Marriage Three Children Follow Before She Again Becomes A Widow With No Means Of Support And Destitute She Is Ordered To The Poorhouse For Child Neglect Contact With Her Three Youngest Children Is Restricted When They Are Fostered In Iona She Works Hard Towards Self Respect And The Reunion Of Her Family As WW Approaches, Her Teenage Sons Are Released From Care Into The Military She Now Dreads The Arrival Of A War Office Telegram Henry S Shawl Remains The Symbol Of Family Love And Unity

  • Kindle Edition
  • 555 pages
  • the Shawl
  • Frances Wright
  • English
  • 09 April 2017

About the Author: Frances Wright

Frances Wright, widely known as Fanny Wright, was a Scottish born lecturer, writer, freethinker, feminist, abolitionist, and social reformer, who became a US citizen in 1825 The same year, she founded the Nashoba Commune in Tennessee, as a utopian community to demonstrate how to prepare slaves for eventual emancipation, but the project lasted only five years In the late 1820s Wright was the first woman lecturer to speak publicly before gatherings of men and women in the United States about political and social reform issues She advocated for universal education, the emancipation of slaves, birth control, equal rights, sexual freedom, legal rights for married women, and liberal divorce laws Wright was also vocal in her opposition to organized religion and capital punishment The clergy and the press harshly criticized Wright s radical views Her public lectures in the United States led to the establishment of Fanny Wright societies and her association with the Working Men s Party, organized in New York City in 1829, became so strong that its opponents called the party s slate of candidates the Fanny Wright ticket.Wright also wrote about political and social reforms, which included Views of Society and Manners in America 1821 , a memoir of her travels that provides her observations of early democratic political and social institutions in the United States She also outlined her position on emancipation in A Plan for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery in the United States Without Danger of Loss to the Citizens of the South 1825 In addition, Wright co edited The New Harmony and Nashoba Gazette or Free Inquirer with Robert Dale Owen in New Harmony, Indiana, as well as the Free Enquirer in New York City in 1829, and, later, The Sentinel renamed New York Sentinel and Working Man s Advocate Among Wright s other published works is Course of Popular Lectures 1829 , a collection of her speeches, and her final book, England, the Civilizer 1848.



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