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The Grimkes : the legacy of slavery in an American family  Cover Image Book Book

The Grimkes : the legacy of slavery in an American family

Greenidge, Kerri K. (author.).

Summary: "Sarah and Angelina Grimke -- the Grimke sisters -- are revered figures in American history, famous for rejecting their privileged lives on a plantation in South Carolina to become firebrand activists in the North. Their antislavery pamphlets, among the most influential of the antebellum era, are still read today. Yet retellings of their epic story have long obscured their Black relatives. In The Grimkes, award-winning historian Kerri Greenidge presents a parallel narrative, indeed a long-overdue corrective, shifting the focus from the white abolitionist sisters to the Black Grimkes and deepening our understanding of the long struggle for racial and gender equality"--

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  • ISBN: 1324090847
  • ISBN: 9781324090847
  • Physical Description: xxviii, 404 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2023]

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-377) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: The two nanas -- Part I: Forgetting how to weep, 1790-1840. Philadelphia, 1834 ; The misses Grimke ; The Fortens ; Alliances -- Part II: The border of our seeing, 1840-1865. The Grimke-Welds ; Nancy ; Lottie ; On the Sea Islands ; The noblest blood of the South -- Part III: Then awakening--remembrance, 1865-1930. Women's rights ; Archie, Frank, and John ; The pulse of the colored elite ; Nana ; Blessed are the barren -- Epilogue.
Subject: Grimké family
Racially mixed people United States Biography
Abolitionists United States Biography
Social reformers United States Biography
Grimké family
Abolitionists
Racially mixed people
Social reformers
United States
Genre: Biographies.
Biographies.
Biography.

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