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Grimke Sisters from South Carolina Pioneers for Women's Rights and Abolition

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ISBN-10: 0195106032

ISBN-13: 9780195106039

Edition: 1998 (Reprint)

Authors: Gerda Lerner

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The only Southern white women ever to become leading abolitionists, Sarah and Angelina Grimke 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 Grimke 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 Grimke sisters, as well as the important role played by women in the anti-slavery movement.
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/26/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 382
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Gerda Lerner, author of twelve books in women's history, was one of the founders of the field in the 1960s. Her creative scholarship, her organizing work on behalf of women historians, and her leadership in graduate education have been widely recognized and honored. She is past president of the Organization of American Historians, Robinson-Edwards Professor Emerita of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and visiting professor of history at Duke University. Her most recent book is Fireweed: A Political Autobiography.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Grimke Sisters from South Carolina
Printed Speeches of Angelina Grimke Weld
Notes
Bibliography
Index