On Slavery and Abolitionism (Penguin Classics)

On Slavery and Abolitionism (Penguin Classics)


A selection of ancient writings from the slave-owner-turned-abolitionist sisters portrayed in Sue Monk Kidd’s novel The Invention of Wings

Sarah and Angelina Grimké’s portrayal in Sue Monk Kidd’s most up-to-date novel, The Invention of Wings, has introduced much-deserved new recognition to those inspiring americans. the 1st woman brokers for the yank Anti-Slavery Society, the sisters initially rose to prominence after Angelina wrote a rousing letter of help to well known abolitionist William Garrison within the wake of Philadelphia’s pro-slavery riots in 1935.  Born into Southern aristocracy, the Grimkés grew up in a slave-holding relations. Hetty, a tender apartment servant, whom Sarah secretly taught to learn, deeply motivated Sarah Grimké’s lifestyles, sparking her dedication to anti-slavery activism.  As adults, the sisters embraced Quakerism and committed their lives to the abolitionist and women’s rights routine. Their appeals and epistles have been essentially the most eloquent and emotional arguments opposed to slavery made by way of any abolitionists. Their phrases, greeted with trepidation and threats of their personal time, converse to us now as enduring examples of triumph and hope.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts stronger via introductions and notes by way of uncommon students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

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