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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 / Kerri K. Greenidge.

Record details

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

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-377) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Grimké family.
Racially mixed people > United States > Biography.
Abolitionists > United States > Biography.
Social reformers > United States > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.

Available copies

  • 8 of 16 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Terryville Public Library.


  • 5 current holds with 16 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Terryville Public Library B GRIMKES (Text) 34028153286944 Adult New Biography Available -

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