The Grimki'A Sisters from South Carolina: Pioneers for Woman's Rights and Abolition / Edition 1

The Grimki'A Sisters from South Carolina: Pioneers for Woman's Rights and Abolition / Edition 1

by Gerda Lerner
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195106032

ISBN-13: 9780195106039

Pub. Date: 02/28/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The only Southern white women ever to become leading abolitionists, Sarah and Angelina Grimké encountered many obstacles and leapt many hurdles in pursuing their anti-slavery work. Their greatest accomplishment was overcoming the ubiquitous prejudices of society in regard to women. Indeed, they were the first women to take to the public platform and the

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The only Southern white women ever to become leading abolitionists, Sarah and Angelina Grimké encountered many obstacles and leapt many hurdles in pursuing their anti-slavery work. Their greatest accomplishment was overcoming the ubiquitous prejudices of society in regard to women. Indeed, they were the first women to take to the public platform and the first to assert women's rights. In The Grimké Sisters from South Carolina, Gerda Lerner, herself a leading historian and pioneer in women's studies, tells the compelling history of these determined sisters and the inroads they made for women and blacks alike. From their wealthy upbringing in Charleston, South Carolina, the societal restraints that kept them from higher education, and their utter contempt of slavery, to their conversion to the Quaker religion, and monumental achievements at the podium and with the pen, Lerner illuminates the lasting contributions of the Grimké sisters, as well as the important role played by women in the anti-slavery movement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195106039
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/1998
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
382
Sales rank:
1,267,408
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
1330L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introductionxiii
The Grimke Sisters from South Carolina1
AppendixPrinted Speeches of Angelina Grimke Weld275
Notes293
Bibliography325
Index343

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