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Sarah Ann Ridgway


Sarah Ann Ridgway Book Cover

by Madeline Hellaby

Here is the story of a working class woman, a silk weaver, born in the middle of the 19th century into a family of cotton weavers, who embraced a religion little known in the West.

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There were seven names carved into the front of the gravestone and eight into the back - fifteen people in the same grave in Agecroft Cemetery, Salford. One was a remarkable woman, the first Bahá’í in the north of England: Sarah Ann Ridgway.
Here is the story of a working class woman, a silk weaver, born in the middle of the 19th century into a family of cotton weavers, who embraced a religion little known in the West but destined to encircle the earth with its teachings of universal peace and brotherhood.

Set against the backdrop of a world moving from an agrarian society to an industrial one, Sarah Ann’s story gives us a glimpse into the lives of ordinary working people, their households, factories and schools.

But there is a story within this story: the determined quest of one Bahá’í woman to unveil the life of another.

ISBN: 978-0-85398-480-1

112 pages
21.0 x 13.8 cm (8.75 x 5.5 in)

Soft Cover - £9.95 / $19.95 - Add To Cart

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