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Religion may be defined thus: a belief in, and homage rendered to, existences unseen and causes unknown.

Frances Wright

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She died in 1852 in Cincinnati Ohio from complications resulting from a fall on an icy staircase. Her publication of Views of Society and Manners in America was a major turning point as it brought her new acquaintances and led to her return to the United States where Frances Wright became establiFrances Wrightd as a social reformer. Her guardian indoctrinated her with ideas founded on the philosophy of the French materialists.

citizen in 1825. That year Frances Wright 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 three years. Her Views of Society and Manners in America (1821) brought her the most attention as a critique of the new nation.

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