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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

Gerda Lerner

University of North Carolina Press

The sisters felt that they were being attacked for being women and abolitionists. It was Sarah, rather than Angelina, who should be credited with developing the first comprehensive feminist argument presented by an American woman. She was restricted, however, by limitations imposed on her by her lack of formal education. Many abolitionists were disturbed by the intrusion of the women's rights issue upon their cause. This period, as the chapter recounts, took its toll on the health of the sisters as they toured extensively spreading their cause.

Keywords:   women, abolitionists, Angelina Grimké, Sarah Grimké, abolitionists, women's rights

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