Eliza Lee Cabot Follen


Eliza Lee Cabot Follen born Boston, MA August 15, 1787 (d. 1860). Nonviolent abolitionist leader, poet and children's author; opposed Mexican War.


On the Mexican War: "[V]ile and vindictive. . . robbery, falsehood and cruelty." ("The Cranberry Pasture." 1846)

"Are not women the greatest sufferers from slavery?" (Liberty Bell, 1842; photo Mass. Hist. Society)