Correspondence of Francis Wright

Administrative / Biographical History

Francis Wright (September 6, 1795 – December 13, 1852) was a Scottish social reformer. Obtaining her U.S. citizenship in 1825, she established an utopian community, the Nashoba Commune, in Tennessee that year, with the expressed purpose of preparing slaves for emancipation. This commune financially collapsed after 3 years, and in 1830 she released the commune's 30 slaves and arranged their transport to Haiti, which had gained independence in 1804.