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Title On slavery and abolitionism / Sarah and Angelina Grimké ; introduction by Mark Perry.
Author Grimké, Sarah Moore, 1792-1873, author.
Publication New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2014.
Description xvi, 331 pages ; 20 cm.
Call # 326.8 G
Series Penguin classics
Penguin classics.
Summary "A collection of historic writings from the slave-owner-turned-abolitionist sisters portrayed in Sue Monk Kidd's novel The Invention of Wings. Sarah and Angelina Grimke's portrayal in Sue Monk Kidd's latest novel, The Invention of Wings, has brought much-deserved new attention to these inspiring Americans. The first female agents for the American Anti-Slavery Society, the sisters originally rose to prominence after Angelina wrote a rousing letter of support to renowned abolitionist William Garrison in the wake of Philadelphia's pro-slavery riots in 1935. Born into Southern aristocracy, the Grimke's grew up in a slave-holding family. Hetty, a young house servant, whom Sarah secretly taught to read, deeply influenced Sarah Grimke's life, sparking her commitment to anti-slavery activism. As adults, the sisters embraced Quakerism and dedicated their lives to the abolitionist and women's rights movements. Their appeals and epistles were some of the most eloquent and emotional arguments against slavery made by any abolitionists. Their words, greeted with trepidation and threats in their own time, speak to us now as enduring examples of triumph and hope"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents An Epistle to the Clergy of the Southern States (1836) -- Letters on the Equality of the Sexes, and the Condition of Woman (1837) -- "Slavery and the Boston Riot," Letter to William Garrison in The Liberator (1835) -- An Appeal to the Christian Women of the South (1836) -- An Appeal to the Women of the Nominally Free States (1837) -- Letters to Catherine M. Beecher, in Reply to an Essay on Slavery and Abolitionism, Addressed to A.E. Grimké (1838) -- Address to the Massachusetts Legislature, February 21, 1838.
Subject Grimké, Sarah Moore, 1792-1873 -- Archives.
Grimké, Angelina Emily, 1805-1879 -- Archives.
Grimké, Angelina Emily, 1805-1879. (OCoLC)fst00010567
Grimké, Sarah Moore, 1792-1873. (OCoLC)fst00010569
1800 - 1899
Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Slavery -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Women's rights -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Women abolitionists -- United States -- Archives.
Abolitionists -- United States -- Archives.
Quakers -- United States -- Archives.
Abolitionists. (OCoLC)fst00794478
Antislavery movements. (OCoLC)fst00810800
Quakers. (OCoLC)fst01084913
Slavery -- Moral and ethical aspects. (OCoLC)fst01120478
Women abolitionists. (OCoLC)fst01177039
Women's rights. (OCoLC)fst01178818
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Archives. (OCoLC)fst01423700
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Sources. (OCoLC)fst01423900
Addl. Author Grimké, Angelina Emily, 1805-1879, author.
Addl. Title Works. Selections
ISBN 9780143107514 paperback
0143107518 paperback

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 Central 2nd Fl - SST Non-Fiction  326.8 G    CHECK SHELVES