Sisters Against Slavery: A Story about Sarah and Angelina Grimke by Stephanie Sammartino McPherson, Karen Ritz |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Sisters Against Slavery: A Story about Sarah and Angelina Grimke

Sisters Against Slavery: A Story about Sarah and Angelina Grimke

by Stephanie Sammartino McPherson, Karen Ritz
     
 

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Sisters against Slavery recounts the lives of Sarah Grimke and Angelica Grimke Weld. These daughters of wealthy Southern planters and slave owners renounced slavery in the 1830's. Through their writings and through a series of lectures delivered in the North, the sisters became famous for their views on slavery and women's rights. Although the sisters were active as

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Sisters against Slavery recounts the lives of Sarah Grimke and Angelica Grimke Weld. These daughters of wealthy Southern planters and slave owners renounced slavery in the 1830's. Through their writings and through a series of lectures delivered in the North, the sisters became famous for their views on slavery and women's rights. Although the sisters were active as speakers and essayists for a relatively short time in the 1830s and 1840s, they reached tens of thousands of people, influenced American views on slavery, and were an inspiration to women's rights leaders for decades to come.

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Children's Literature - Carol Lynch
The fight for equal rights can seem to be too enormous a task for children to fathom. It is for this reason that a book such as Sisters Against Slavery is needed. Here, Stephanie McPherson tells the story of two Southern sisters who devoted their lives to speaking out against slavery, while at the same time advancing the cultural attitudes toward women. Sarah and Angelina Grimke refused to back down in any situation. "Never falter, never abandon the principles that you have adopted" was Angelina's advice to Northerners in the Civil War. McPherson presents a story of courage that is well-written and engaging.
Library Journal - Library Journal
Gr 4-7-By any standard, the Grimk sisters were remarkable women. By the standards of their time, they were extraordinary. Born into a wealthy slaveholding family in the late 18th/early 19th century South, they distinguished themselves from their South Carolina contemporaries, not only by developing an early hatred of slavery, but also by acting upon it when they reached young womanhood. Moving North and becoming Quakers, they scandalized society (including much of Quaker society) by traveling alone and speaking publicly against the horrors of "the peculiar institution." This clearly written dual biography follows the Grimk s through their long and active lives as crusaders for equality, first as abolitionists, then as suffragists. Finely detailed pencil drawings accompany the text. Students will find useful report information here, and there is rich material for class discussions.-Starr E. Smith, Marymount University Library, Arlington, VA Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575058153
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/29/2000
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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