Cover image for Letters from New York : second series
Title:
Letters from New York : second series
Author:
Child, Lydia Maria, 1802-1880.
Publication Information:
New York : C. S. Francis ; Boston : J.H. Francis, 1845.
Physical Description:
287 pages, 16 unnumbered pages ; 20 cm
General Note:
Second series, December 25, 1843 to December 31, 1844.

Publisher's ads [1] p. at beginning and 16 p. at end.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780836970258
Format :
Book

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Central Library RBR AM.2 C39 1845 Adult Non-Fiction Grosvenor Room-Rare Books-Appointment Needed
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Summary

Summary

Prominent author and abolitionist Lydia Maria Child began writing her "letters" from New York in August 1841 as a response to the troubling realities marki


Author Notes

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.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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