AMERICAN SISTERS: Sarah and Angelina Grimké and the First Fight for Human Rights
My next project: I am currently working on a book about the Grimké sisters, Angelina and Sarah Grimké, and the period of their abolitionist and women's rights activism -- the turbulent 1830s, when secular organized reform was born in the United States. The book, will be published in 2018 by Flatiron Books, a brandnew new imprint of Macmillan.
For more information about the sisters and their times, see "About the Grimké Sisters" on this website and see the Women's History Blog for a discussion of one of Angelina Grimké's firsts: when, in 1838, she became the first American woman to address a legislative body. The speech itself is also on the blog.