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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/9780807855669.003.0013

This chapter talks about Thomas Weld and describes who he was and what part he played in the sisters's story. Angelina greatly admired Weld, more than platonically. But it was widely accepted in abolitionist circles that he had pledged not to marry until slavery was abolished. When the furore broke out over the “woman question,” nothing was more natural than that Angelina should look for support and encouragement to Weld, who had always been in favor of her public speaking and writing. During this time Angelina and Weld became very close.

Keywords:   Thomas Weld, slavery, abolitionist, woman question, public speaking, marriage

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