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A Lydia Maria Child Reader

A Lydia Maria Child Reader( )
Editor: Karcher, Carolyn L.
Author: Child, Lydia Maria
Series title:New Americanists Ser.
ISBN:978-0-8223-1954-2
Publication Date:May 1997
Publisher:Duke University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $114.95
Book Description:

From the 1820s to the 1870s, Lydia Maria Child was as familiar to the American public as her Thanksgiving song, "Over the river and through the wood, / To grandfather's house we go," remains today. Hardly a sphere of nineteenth-century life can be found in which Child did not figure prominently as a pathbreaker. She crusaded against slavery and racism, combated religious bigotry, championed women's rights, publicized the plight of the urban poor, and campaigned for justice toward...
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Book Details
Pages:464
Detailed Subjects: History / United States / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):8.97 x 5.85 Inches
Book Weight:2.25 Pounds
Author Biography
Child, Lydia Maria (Editor)
Lydia Maria Child was born in Medford, Massachusetts on February 11, 1802. She was educated at home, at a local dame school, and at a nearby women's seminary. Her first novel, Hobomok, was published in 1824. Her other novels include The Rebels or Boston before the Revolution, The First Settlers, Philothea, and Romance of the Republic. She wrote advice books including The Frugal Housewife, The Mother's Book, The Little Girl's Own Book, and The Freedmen's Book. She was an abolitionist, women's rights activist, and Indian rights advocate. She wrote books about these causes including An Appeal in Favor of That Class of Americans Called Africans, Anti-Slavery Catechism, and An Appeal for the Indians. She was also the author of Over the River and Through the Wood (A Boy's Thanksgiving Day). She died on October 20, 1880.

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