Chapter

12

Gerda Lerner

in The Grimké Sisters from South Carolina

Published by University of North Carolina Press

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780807855669
Published online July 2014 | e-ISBN: 9781469604879
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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

Chapter.  7811 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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