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Quotation by Angelina Grimké
... this nation is rotten at the heart, and ... nothing but the most tremendous blows with the sledge-hammer of abolition truth, could ever have broken the false rest which we had taken up for ourselves on the very brink of ruin.
Angelina Grimké (1805–1879), U.S. abolitionist and feminist. Letters to Catherine Beecher, letter #8 (1837).
In a letter dated June 1837, on the morally degrading effect of the slave system.
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