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The Grimké Sisters from South CarolinaPioneers for Women's Rights and Abolition$
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Gerda Lerner

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780807855669

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807868096_lerner

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The Grimké Sisters from South Carolina
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Gerda Lerner

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9780807855669.003.0010

The next dramatic events in the sisters's lives centered on the reaction to their activities in their home town, Charleston. The Charleston police warned their mother that Angelina wasn't to enter the city again. Any attempt would lead to arrest, they warned. At this time, in the mid-1830s, by way of antislavery activism, Sarah would move to a higher level of feminist consciousness and with it to independent thought. The two sisters were agreed that their main goal was to lecture to the women of New England on the subject of abolition.

Keywords:   Angelina Grimké, Sarah Grimké, Charleston, arrest, feminism, New England, abolition, antislavery activism

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