The Emancipation of Angelina Grimke
The University of North Carolina Press

The Emancipation of Angelina Grimke

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Angelina Emily Grimke Weld was an American political activist, women's rights advocate, supporter of the women's suffrage movement and, besides her sister, Sarah Moore Grimke, the only known white Southern woman to be a part of the abolition movement. The time of her greatest fame was between 1836 and 1838; the essays and speeches she produced in that two-year period were incisive arguments to end slavery and to advance women's rights. Lumpkin documents the extraordinary careers of Angelina, her husband and her sister. The strength of this biography lies in its careful analysis of the complicated relationships among the various members of Angelina's family, including her husband. The author displays a fine discernment as she deals seriously the religious motivations of these devout people, granting a level of respect rare in histories of the reform movement of this period.

  • Author: Katherine DuPre Lumpkin
  • Pages: 265
  • Year: 1974
  • ISBN: 9780807812323

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