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 2023 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
For more information about the sisters and their times, see "About the Grimké Sisters" on this website (under "More") 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.