Boston: Press of George H. Ellis, 1880. First edition. Dampstaining to back cover and a bit to tail edge of front cover. A bit of chipping to wrappers. A very good, clean copy. Original light blue paper wrappers. 5 in. by 9 in. 81 pp. Item #16830
Angelina Emily Grimké Weld (1805 – 1879) died in Massachusetts in October of 1879. Her husband, Theodore Dwight Weld (1803 – 1895), compiled the present work from remarks by Lucy Stone, Wendell Phillips, John Morison, and other pioneering abolitionists. The present work ends with a tribute to Sarah Moore Grimké (1792 – 1873), the younger sister of Angelina Grimké, including remarks by William Lloyd Garrison and Wendell Phillips (pp. 65-81).
women’s suffrage to mixed-gender audiences all over the country and frequently published her writing in periodicals like The Liberator. One of her most significant works was American Slavery as It Is: Testimony of a Thousand Witnesses (1839), which she co-wrote with her husband and her sister Sarah. The book contained firsthand accounts of the reality of slavery in the United States and was became a direct inspiration for Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin. She also wrote the essay “An Appeal to Christian Women of the South” (1836) and a series of pro-abolition letters to Catherine Beecher. Both Angelina and Sarah Grimké were inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 1998 and are described on the NWHF website as setting “the agenda later followed by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Lucretia Mott and others, calling for equal educational opportunities and the vote.”.