We are spreading out the horrors of slavery before Northerners, in order to show them their own sin in sustaining such a system of complicated wrong, and suffering. It is because we are politically, commercially, and socially connected with our southern brethren, that we urge our doctrines upon those of the free States. . . .
Anti-slavery reformers did not begin their labors among slaveholders, but among those who were making their fortunes out of the unrequited toil of the slave, and receiving large mortgages on southern plantations and slaves. . . .
– Angelina Grimké, Diary, 30 Nov. 1828 (The Emancipation of Angelina Grimké by Katharine du pre Lumpkin)