Angelina Grimke, a white woman who grew up in a rich, plantation-owning Southern family, completely abandoned the views held by those around her. Still, her deviation from the confederate mindset did not cause her to necessarily promote total equality between men and women. As an abolitionist, Grimke suggested that women use their submissive positions in the household in order to influence heir husbands. Furthermore, Grimke’s tone and proposals differed as she targeted women from the North and the South. Grimke recognized that in the common S...
... middle of paper ...
...intellectual abilities. Some of Truth’s statements at this convention include: “I have as much muscle as any man, and can do as much work as any man. I can carry as much as any mean, and I can eat as much too”. These statements highlight the fact that women were thought to have less physical and intellectual ability than men, and as such were afforded fewer rights. By recurrently equating herself to men in all of these arenas, Truth displayed the commonalities between men and women. Furthermore, Truth’s views came from the stance of a former African American slave, who were not. In this speech, Truth paralleled herself, a black woman, to have the same abilities as a white man, thereby attempting to change her audience’s view of the current existing American capitalist patriarchal structure that put white men at the top and women of color at the bottom of the pyramid.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
Comparison of Letters to Catherine Beecher by Angelina Grimke and Ain't I A Woman? by Sojourner Truth
- The 19th century was a time of great social change in the United States as reflected by the abolitionist movement and the women’s suffrage movement. Two very influential women leaders were Angelina Grimke and Sojourner Truth. Grimke was born a Southern, upper class white woman. She moved to the North as a young woman, grew involved in abolitionism and women’s rights, and became known for her writing, particularly “Letters to Catherine Beecher”. Sojourner Truth was born into slavery as Isabella Baumfree; she escaped to freedom, changed her name, and became an active speaker on behalf of both the abolition and women’s rights movements.... [tags: Compare Contrast]
1727 words (4.9 pages)
- A. Plan Of Investigation The purpose of this investigation is to establish ways in which black women and white women’s involvement in the abolitionist movement influenced the women's movement. The evidence will investigate and identify which events ultimately influenced the women's movement and why the were so influential. Primary and secondary documents will be used and analyzed with respect to their origin, purpose, value and l potential limitations; which will aid in the evaluation of collected evidence.... [tags: Sojourner Truth, Harrite Beecher Stowe]
1435 words (4.1 pages)
- Up until and during the mid -1800’s, women were stereotyped and not given the same rights that men had. Women were not allowed to vote, speak publically, stand for office and had no influence in public affairs. They received poorer education than men did and there was not one church, except for the Quakers, that allowed women to have a say in church affairs. Women also did not have any legal rights and were not permitted to own property. Overall, people believed that a woman only belonged in the home and that the only rule she may ever obtain was over her children.... [tags: Gender Roles, Women Studies, Grimke Sisters]
1974 words (5.6 pages)
- Angelina Grimke was from a very wealthy family in Charleston, Virginia, who became an influential Abolitionist. Each of her family members had their own personal slave. They lived in complete luxury, their slaves did handled everything for them. Grimke was originally against slavery because she believed it was a sin, and that God would punish all slave holders. In 1829, she left to Philadelphia, where she moved in with her sister Sarah. In Pennsylvania, she read handfuls of anti-slavery reports, such as The Liberator, as well as the gruesome acts of violence done by pro slavers.... [tags: Slavery in the United States, Abolitionism]
1884 words (5.4 pages)
- In 1851, in the town of Akron, Ohio, an African American woman delivered a speech that will be remembered for its authenticity, compassion, and powerful messages. Who was the woman you may ask. Sojourner Truth. Sojourner spoke about her experiences and tribulations about being a black woman in that day 's society. She used her personal experiences to relate to others, and connected emotionally with her audience. Effectively, a sense of power to overcome inequality was developed. Truth quickly established a sense of identity.... [tags: Emotion, Woman, Black people, Sojourner Truth]
704 words (2 pages)
- Paper 3 The nineteenth century was a time of major change. Abraham Lincoln was trying to abolish slavery, there was a civil war going on, and also women fighting for their rights. The country had already brought about change with their freedom from Great Britain, but there were still many problems with the way America stood. The struggle that was going on in America at this time can be seen in many of the writings throughout the time period. There were some individuals during this time period that are pro-slavery for reasons unknown.... [tags: Slavery, American Civil War]
961 words (2.7 pages)
- Women in America have been described as “domestic household slaves” referring to their status in society. Do the documents support this assertion. If so what is the evidence. In this essay, we will examine three documents to prove that they do indeed support the assertion that women’s social status in the United States during the antebellum period and beyond was as “domestic household slaves” to their husband and children. The documents we will be examining are: “From Antislavery to Women 's Rights” by Angelina Grimke in 1838, “A Fourierist Newspaper Criticizes the Nuclear Family” in 1844, and “Woman in the Nineteenth Century” by Margaret Fuller in 1845.... [tags: Woman, Family, Women's suffrage, Wife]
1238 words (3.5 pages)
- The Contributions of Frederick Douglas, William Apess, Sarah Margaret Fuller, and Sojourner Truth As has been noted before, when we look at the authors of The Declaration of Independence, we are quite aware that the 'document' was written in the interest of the people who were there. The wealthy, white, landowners make up the Constitution to fit their needs and exclude everyone else. The people most notably left without rights are African American's, Native American's and Women. These minority groups formed a bond with each other because they were outside the dominant group.... [tags: Douglas Apess Fuller Sojourner]
1776 words (5.1 pages)
- Introduction Sojourner Truth was born in 1797, in Hurley N.Y. Sojourner was born into slavery, and was given the name Isabella Baumfree. Sojourner’s parents, were also slaves, in Ulster county N.Y. Because slave trading was very prominent in those days, Sojourner was traded and sold many times throughout her life. Sojourner ran away from slavery before the Emancipation act was published, and decided to change her name to Sojourner Truth. This name bares great meaning, because she intended on telling the truth to all people about slavery.... [tags: essays research papers]
1508 words (4.3 pages)
- Sojourner Truth Sojourner Truth was able to prosper with her spiritual beliefs despite the trials and tribulations of slavery. Sojourner Truth's stability was made possible by a strong belief in the Holy Spirit. God was the major source of guidance and will power from the beginning of the slave trade until the end of slavery. Slavery was orchestrated on a mass scale and caused the separation of many families in order to make sure that slaves would remain with their masters. Reverence to slave owners was considered to be sacred.... [tags: Papers]
1054 words (3 pages)
- My Senior Year Of Football
- Life Of The Merchant 's Wife
- New Approach Call Multi Tier System Of Supports
- The Scope Of The Act Of Cybercrime, Under The Coe And The Eu
- Gender Identity As A Woman, Man, Or Transgendered Person
- The Unpredictable Economy And Rising Cost Of College Limits Students ' Choices