Grimké, Charlotte Forten (1837 – 1914)

grimke2Grimké, Charlotte Forten

17 August 1837 – 23 July 1914

Image Information:

Date: 1870s
Source: NYPL Digital Gallery, The New York Public Library

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Pertinent Archives:

Howard University, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center (diaries from 1854-1892) (

Legacy References:

Cowell, Pattie. “Review of Janet Carey Eldred and Peter Mortensen’s Imagining Rhetoric: Composing Women of the Early United States.” Legacy 21.1 (2004): 100-01. [LION]

Glasser, Leah Blatt. “Review of eds. Joyce W. Warren and Margaret Dickie’s Challenging Boundaries: Gender and Periodization and ed. Monika M. Elbert’s Separate Spheres No More: Gender Convergence in American Literature, 1830-1930.”Legacy 18.2 (2001): 245-7. [GW] [LION]

Koch, Lisa M. “Bodies as Stage Props: Enacting Hysteria in the Diaries of Charlotte Forten Grimké and Alice James.” Legacy 15.1 (1998): 59-64. [GW] [LION]

Long, Lisa A. “Charlotte Forten’s Civil War Journals and the Quest for ‘Genius, Beauty, and Deathless Fame.'” Legacy 16.1 (1999): 37-48. [GW] [LION]

Swartz, Patti Capel. “Review of Patricia A. Schechter’s Ida B. Wells-Barnett and American Reform, 1880-1930 and Ericka M. Miller’sThe Other Reconstruction: Where Violence and Womanhood Meet in the Writings of Wells-Barnett, Grimké, and Larsen.” Legacy 20.1 (2003): 207-08. [GW] [LION]

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