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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/9780807855669.003.0008

This chapter describes the increasing involvement of the Grimké sisters in the abolitionist movement in Philadelphia. Angela attended antislavery meetings before Sarah became involved. Despite the excitement of new ideas and new activities, these were troubled months for Angelina. Although neither of the sisters had personally owned a slave since their girlhood, their slaveholding past seemed to weigh heavily on them.

Keywords:   Angelina Grimké, abolitionist movement, antislavery, Philadelphia, Sarah Grimké

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