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    During the 19th century, Sarah Grimke (1792-1873) and Angelina Grimke (1805-1879), better known as the Grimke sisters, bravely and relentlessly lead society to re-evaluate its prevailing thoughts and convictions on slavery and the rights of women. The sisters grew up on a slave-holding plantation in South Carolina where they were exposed not only to the cruelty and injustices of slavery, but also to the limitations imposed on women. Their father was a judge and his many sons were afforded an education

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    This is a paper on the intellectual history of the rise of the Grimke Sisters as reform activists. Sarah and Angelina Grimke were two significant intellectual and social figures in the era of the 19th century American reform movements; most notably in the causes of Abolitionism, women’s rights, and education reform, and were some of the first female public speakers and activists in America. Initially they had been daughters of Charleston aristocracy. But overtime their mindset developed toward a

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    Sarah Grimke and Angelina Grimke, more commonly known as the Grimke Sisters, were among the first women to become active public speakers in the abolitionist movement in the United States in the 1800s. Having lived in a time when women were inferior, and discouraged from getting involved in political affairs, it was not difficult for them to become noticed by speaking out to the public, and writing on their beliefs that supported the movement to abolish slavery. In turn, this also began a new movement

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    Sarah and Angelina Grimke Period 3 12/12/12 Sarah and Angelina Grimke were the first Southern women to become influential abolitionist, which spoke on the end of slavery; as well as social and political equality for freedmen and women as well. The Grimke sisters stretched the boundary of women’s public role, by giving speeches to audiences with men and women, and by speaking in front of a state legislature about African American rights. Sarah and Angelina broke many of the social and political

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    The rhetorical analysis of the Appeal by Stephan H. Browne gives further insight about perfectibilism in the document. In the third chapter of Rhetoric & Public Affairs: Angelina Grimke: Rhetoric, Identity, and the Radical Imagination, Browne contends that Angelina Grimke employed a rhetorical strategy for the reimagining of community and reconceiving of past, to encourage acceptance for her abolitionist vision of the future. In the Appeal, Angelina focused toward her audience of southern Christian

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    Just like Las Casas, Angelina Grimke and her sister Sarah are two very famous women that created history together. While Bartolome De Las Casas changed the Latin Community forever, these sisters changed the way Anti-Slavery was protested. They not only wanted to free the enslaved, but they wanted to end discrimination throughout the United States. The Grimke sisters were not just famous for their avocation against slavery, they were also among the first abolitionists to acknowledge the importance

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    The picture of the protagonist that Theodore Dreiser’s novel, Sister Carrie, portrays is only a half-truth. By examining Sister Carrie’s character, she is readily deemed as passive, weak, and full of superficial desires and yet in this profoundly inert nature lies the seed for the greater expression of an artistic soul. However, this realization is only drawn out by Ames’s archetypically scholarly eyes (the intelligent but withdrawn engineer); bringing forth the powerful and intimate beauty that

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    a dictators extensive powers and complete control over every aspect of a persons life this is what comes to be. Trujillo is just the same, at first his true motives were questioned and it wasn’t apparent to all what he really was. As the Mirabel sisters grow up it becomes clear that Trujillo is in control of more of their lives than it may seemed. Trujillo leads a complete authoritarian rule over the Dominican Republic with spies everywhere, this can suggest that he trying to assume the role of a

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    in his thirty-one years of power. In The Time of the Butterflies, Julia Alvarez provides insight into the effects of Trujillo’s infamy by sharing the stories of three Dominican sisters and their struggles to gain independence and speak their truth. The Dominican-American author dramatizes the lives of the Mirabal sisters, three historical women who were assassinated in 1961, for their involvement in the anti-Trujillo movement. Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria, a Cuban critic of Latin American literature

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    Trujillo. The Mirabal sisters were four brave women who defied the traditional role of women in their Era and had a major role during revolution against Trujillo. Much of their story has been told in books and in movies from many different accounts. In Julia Alvarez’s novel “In the Time of the Butterflies”, she writes fictionalized personal accounts of the Mirabal sisters. Julia Alvarez structures her Novel in three parts with each chapter having a first person narrative for each sister. Alvarez personalized

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