The Grimké Sisters From South Carolina: Pioneers For Women's Rights and Abolition

By: Gerda Lerner.

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A landmark work of women's history originally published in 1967, Gerda Lerner's best-selling biography of Sarah and Angelina Grimke explores the lives and ideas of the only southern women to become antislavery agents in the North and pioneers for women's rights. This revised and expanded edition includes two new primary documents and an additional essay by Lerner. In a revised introduction Lerner reinterprets her own work nearly forty years later and gives new recognition to the major significance of Sarah Grimke's feminist writings.

Title: The Grimké Sisters From South Carolina: Pioneers For Women's Rights and Abolition

Author: Gerda Lerner.

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $24.95

Categories: African American, Women's Studies, Frontier & Pioneer Life, South Carolina,

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press: 2004

ISBN Number: 0807855669

ISBN Number 13: 9780807855669

Binding: paperback

Book Details: 400 pages, 6 x 9 1/4, appends., notes, bibl., index, paperback, University of North Carolina Press

Seller ID: 855669

Description: A landmark work of women's history originally published in 1967, Gerda Lerner's best-selling biography of Sarah and Angelina Grimké explores the lives and ideas of the only southern women to become antislavery agents in the North and pioneers for women's rights. This revised and expanded edition includes two new primary documents and an additional essay by Lerner. In a revised introduction Lerner reinterprets her own work nearly forty years later and gives new recognition to the major significance of Sarah Grimké's feminist writings.

About Author
Gerda Lerner, author of twelve books in women's history, was one of the founders of the field in the 1960s. Her creative scholarship, her organizing work on behalf of women historians, and her leadership in graduate education have been widely recognized and honored. She is past president of the Organization of American Historians, Robinson-Edwards Professor Emerita of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and visiting professor of history at Duke University. Her most recent book is Fireweed: A Political Autobiography.

Reviews
"This book has become a classic work of history that illustrates what is now a central premise among historians: that women's lives mattered in creating the social, cultural, and political contours of the past. In both style and substance, The Grimké Sisters stands out as a model work of history that has inspired a generation of students and scholars. Lerner is truly a master of historical prose."--Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
Note on Usage
Introduction
The Grimké Sisters from South Carolina
Appendix 1. Printed Speeches of Angelina Grimké Weld
Speech before the Legislative Committee of the Massachusetts Legislature, February 21, 1838
Speech in Pennsylvania Hall, May 16, 1838
Speech to the National Convention of the Woman's Loyal National League, May 14, 1863
Address to the Soldiers of Our Second Revolution
Appendix 2. Manuscript Essays of Sarah Moore Grimké
Sisters of Charity
A Problem of Ascription by Gerda Lerner
Marriage
Notes
Bibliography
Index