The daughters of a wealthy and respected Charlestown judge, Sarah and Angelina Grimké grew up with a life of ease, facilitated by the convenience of slavery. Yet their close proximity to inhumane cruelty bred their revulsion towards the practice of slavery, and both sisters rejected their upbringing, moved to Philadelphia and embraced Quakerism.
Led by Angelina's gifted oration, they toured the country as the American Anti-Slavery Society's first female agents. They passionately demonstrated the ability of women to make valuable contributions to political and social change, setting a precedent that would reverberate through the 20th century.
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Sarah Grimké (1792-1873) and her sister Angelina (1805-1879) were born into Southern aristocracy but, witnessing the cruelty of slavery, chose a life of action against it. In 1838, Angelina made history as the first woman to speak before an American legislative body.
Mark Perry has written nine books American history, military history, and foreign affairs, including Lift Up Thy Voice: Sarah and Angelina Grimké's Journey from Slaveholders to Civil Rights Leaders.
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Book Description Penguin Classics. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 256 pages. Dimensions: 7.8in. x 5.1in. x 0.8in.A collection of historic writings from the slave-owner-turned-abolitionist sisters portrayed in Sue Monk Kidds novel The Invention of Wings Sarah and Angelina Grimks portrayal in Sue Monk Kidds 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 Philadelphias pro-slavery riots in 1935. Born into Southern aristocracy, the Grimks grew up in a slave-holding family. Hetty, a young house servant, whom Sarah secretly taught to read, deeply influenced Sarah Grimks life, sparking her commitment to anti-slavery activism. As adults, the sisters embraced Quakerism and dedicated their lives to the abolitionist and womens 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. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9780143107514
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