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Grimké, an active abolitionist and crusader for women's rights, sets down her thoughts on the natural equality of the sexes and foreshadows many of the arguments of later feminists.

Published in December by the American Anti-Slavery Society, Sarah Grimke’s “An Epistle” refuted the argument that slavery is justified because it appears in the Bible. She argued that slavery was irreconcilable with Christianity, in an attempt to…
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