The Grimké Sisters from South Carolina
Pioneers for Women's Rights and Abolition
Revised and Expanded Edition
By Gerda Lerner
400 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, appends., notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-5566-9
Published: September 2004
eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-6809-6
Published: November 2009
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About the Author
Gerda Lerner (1920-2013), author of twelve books in women's history, was one of the founders of the field in the 1960s. Her creative scholarship, her organizing work on behalf of women historians, and her leadership in graduate education have been widely recognized and honored. She was past president of the Organization of American Historians, Robinson-Edwards Professor Emerita of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and visiting professor of history at Duke University. Her books include Fireweed: A Political Autobiography.
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"[An] admirable and path-breaking study."--The South Carolina Historical Magazine
"This book has become a classic work of history that illustrates what is now a central premise among historians: that women's lives mattered in creating the social, cultural, and political contours of the past. In both style and substance, The Grimké Sisters stands out as a model work of history that has inspired a generation of students and scholars. Lerner is truly a master of historical prose."--Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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