The Religious World Of Antislavery Women
Spirituality In The Lives Of Five Abolitionist Lecturers
BY ANNA SPEICHER
Did radical abolitionist women abandon the constraints of religion in order to pursue their personal and political goals? The 19C reformers who are the subjects of this book Angelina and Sarah Grimke, Sallie Holley, Abby Kelley, and Lucretia Mott-did, indeed, reject what they found to be the repressive features of the Christianity of their day. Their religiosity, however, remained fundamental to their world view. This book explores the dimensions of this evolving faith, which was critical in shaping their decisions and actions throughout their lives and highlights the leadership that these women exercised within the antislavery community.
Syracuse University Press 1999 242 PP. Paper