Female influence is powerful: respectability, responsibility, and setting the terms of the woman question debate -- Right is of no sex: reframing the debate through the rights of women -- Not a woman's rights convention: remaking public culture in the era of Dred Scott v. Sanford -- Something very novel and strange: civil war, emancipation, and the remaking of African American public culture -- Make us a power: churchwomen's politics and the campaign for women's rights -- Too much useless male timber: the nadir, the woman's era, and the question of women's ordination
African American women political activists--History
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Introduction: "Our Rights as Moral Beings" -- Prelude: Breaking Away from Slave Society -- Seeking a Voice: Garrisonian Abolitionist Women, 1831-1833 -- Women Claim the Right to Act: Angelina and Sarah Grimke Speak in New York, July 1836-May 1837 -- Redefining the Rights of Women: Angelina and Sarah Grimke Speak in Massachusetts, Summer 1837 -- The Antislavery Movement Splits Over the Question of Women's Rights, 1837-1840 -- An Independent Women's Rights Movement Is Born, 1840-1858 -- Epilogue: The New Movement Splits Over the Question of Race, 1850-1869 -- The Documents -- Seeking a Voice: Garrisonian Abolitionist Women, 1831-1833 -- Life and Letters, 1884 / Lucretia Mott -- Constitution of the Afric-American Female Intelligence Society, 1831 -- Religion and the Pure Principles of Morality, 1831 / Maria Stewart -- Lecture Delivered at the Franklin Hall, Boston, 1832 / Maria Stewart -- Farewell Address to Her Friends in the City of Boston, 1833 / Maria Stewart -- Women Claim the Right to Act: Angelina and Sarah Grimke Speak in New York, July 1836-May 1837 -- Petition Form for Women, 1834 -- Appeal to the Christian Women of the South, 1836 / Angelina Grimke -- Letter to Jane Smith, New York, December 17, 1836 / Angelina Grimke -- Letter to Jane Smith, New York January 20, 1837 / Angelina Grimke -- Letter to Jane Smith, New York, February 4, 1837 / Angelina Grimke -- Letter to Sarah Douglass, Newark, N.J., February 22, 1837 / Sarah Grimke, Angelina Grimke
Combining documents with an interpretive essay, this book is the first to offer a much-needed guide to the emergence of the women's rights movement within the antislavery activism of the 1830s.