Female Writers' Contribution in the Abolitionism Essay

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Slavery is the smudge that cannot be forgotten in the American history. The slaves were brought from their native Africa and forced to work in the plantations in the South. They stripped out from their human rights because they were considered as properties to their owners. In this paper, I'll try to name some female writers who contributed in the abolitionist movement and how their works raised an awareness around people about the savagery of slavery. The writers are Lydia Maria Child, Angelina and Sarah Grimké, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Lydia Maria Child was born in 1802 in Medford, Massachusetts. She was an American abolitionist, women's rights activist, opponent of American expansionism, Indian rights activist, novelist and journalist. She was the most influential female antislavery writer of the North. She started her campaign against slavery after her husband David Child came into contact with renowned black slave abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison. They were devoted to the antislavery cause; she wrote widely read pamphlets on the subject in addition to editing (1841–49) the National Anti-Slavery Standard a New York City weekly newspaper. Unlike Sarah Grimké, Child was a women's rights activist, but did not believe significant progress for women could be made until after the abolition of slavery. She believed that the white women and slaves were equal in that white men kept both in suppression and subjugation and treated them as property. Her famous book "An Appeal in Favor of That Class of Americans Called Africans" was published in 1833 related the history of slavery and denounced the inequality of education and employment for blacks; it was the first such work published in book form. She inspected the historical, social, economical and political aspects of slavery and the potential advantages of emancipation. In the Appeal,
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