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 next dramatic events in the sisters's lives centered on the reaction to their activities in their home town, Charleston. The Charleston police warned their mother that Angelina wasn't to enter the city again. Any attempt would lead to arrest, they warned. At this time, in the mid-1830s, by way of antislavery activism, Sarah would move to a higher level of feminist consciousness and with it to independent thought. The two sisters were agreed that their main goal was to lecture to the women of New England on the subject of abolition.

Keywords: Angelina Grimké; Sarah Grimké; Charleston; arrest; feminism; New England; abolition; antislavery activism

Chapter.  6929 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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