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The Grimké Sisters from South Carolina

Pioneers For Women's Rights And Abolition

By Gerda Lerner, 1920-2013

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.

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Format: Book
Author: Lerner, Gerda, 1920-2013
Title: The Grimké sisters from South Carolina : pioneers for women's rights and abolition / Gerda Lerner.
Publisher Date: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2004.
Subject: Grimké, Angelina Emily, 1805-1879 Grimké, Sarah Moore, 1792-1873 Women abolitionists -- South Carolina -- Biography. Feminists -- South Carolina -- Biography. Sisters -- South Carolina -- Biography. Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century Women's rights -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Isbn: 0195106032 (pbk.) 0807855669 (pbk. : alk. paper) 9780807855669 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Format: Book
Author: Lerner, Gerda, 1920-2013
Title: The Grimké sisters from South Carolina : pioneers for women's rights and abolition / Gerda Lerner.
Edition: Rev. and expanded ed.
Publisher, Date: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2004.
Description: xix, 373 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Grimké, Angelina Emily, 1805-1879
Subjects: Grimké, Sarah Moore, 1792-1873
Subjects: Women abolitionists -- South Carolina -- Biography.
Subjects: Feminists -- South Carolina -- Biography.
Subjects: Sisters -- South Carolina -- Biography.
Subjects: Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Subjects: Women's rights -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [343]-356) and index.
LCCN: 2004049750
ISBN: 0195106032 (pbk.)
ISBN: 0807855669 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780807855669 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Call Number: 973.71 Ler