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Grimke, Sarah M. (fl. 1838) Letters on the equality of the sexes and the condition of woman.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06552 Author/Creator: Grimke, Sarah M. (fl. 1838) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Book Date: 1838 Pagination: 128 p. 19.9 x 10.2 cm

Title continues: "addressed to Mary S. Parker, president of the Boston Female Anti-slavery Society." First women's rights pamphlet published in United States. Examines the present state of inequality of women, its causes and possible solutions. First edition, in original boards, cloth spine and with pasted front-board label.

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