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Chapter 4: Lydia Maria Child (1802-1880)

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Primary Works

Hobomok, A Tale of Early Times, 1824; The Rebels or Boston Before the Revolution, 1825; Juvenile Miscellany (the first periodical for children in the US), 1826; The Frugal Housewife, 1828; The Mother's Book, 1831; An Appeal in Favor of that Class Of Americans Called Africans, 1833; History of the Condition of Women, In Various Ages and Nations, 1835; "Slavery's Pleasant Homes" (short story), 1843; Letters from New York (while editor of The National Anti-Slavery Standard, a Garrisonian newspaper), 1843, 1845; Fact and Fiction (stories), 1846; The Freedmen's Book (collection of stories, sketches, and poems by Black writers), 1865; The Progress of religious Ideas Through Successive Ages, 1855; Appeal for the Indians, 1868; A Romance of The Republic, 1867.

An appeal in favor of Americans called Africans. NY: Arno Press, 1968. E449 C532

The freedmen's book. NY: Arno Press, 1968. E185.86 C46

Isaac T. Hopper: a true life. Boston,: John P. Jewett & co, 1853. E449 .H798

Foster, Edward H. ed. Hobomok. NY: Garrett, 1970.

Over the river and through the wood, pictures by Brinton Turkle. NY: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1974. Juv / 784.6 CHI

Whittier, John G. ed. Letters of Lydia Maria Child. NY: Houghton, Mifflin, 1883. PS1293 .Z8

Incidents in the life of a slave girl: written by herself, by Harriet A. Jacobs; edited by L. Maria Child; edited and with an introduction by Jean Fagan Yellin. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard UP, 1987. E444 .J17 A3

Selected Bibliography 1980-Present

Coleman, Linda S. ed. Women's life-writing: finding voice/ building community. Bowling Green: Popular P, 1997. PR756 .W65 W66

Fleischner, Jennifer. Mastering slavery: memory, family, and identity in women's slave narratives. NY: NY UP, 1996. E444 .F577

- - -, and Susan Weisser. eds. Feminist Nightmares: Women at Odds: Feminism and the Problem of Sisterhood. NY: NY UP, 1994.

Karcher, Carolyn L. The First Woman in the Republic: A Cultural Biography of Lydia Maria Child. Durham: Duke UP, 1994.

- - -. ed. A Lydia Maria Child Reader. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1997.

Knight, Denise D. ed. Writers of the American Renaissance: An A-to-Z Guide. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2003.

Meltzer, Milton, and Patricia Holland, eds. Lydia Maria Child: Selected Letters, 1817-1880. Amherst: UP of Massachusetts, 1982.

Mills, Bruce. Poe, Fuller, and the Mesmeric Arts: Transition States in the American Renaissance. Columbia: U of Missouri P, 2006.

Murphy, Gretchen. Hemispheric Imaginings: The Monroe Doctrine and Narratives of U.S. Empire. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2005.

Nelson, Dana D. ed. A Romance of the Republic. Lexington, KY: UP of Kentucky, 1997.

Osborne, William S. Lydia Maria Child. Boston: Twayne, 1980. PS1293.Z5 O8

Schmidt, Klaus H. and Fritz Fleischman. eds. Early America Re-Explored: New Readings in Colonial, Early National, and Antebellum Culture. NY: Peter Lang, 2000.

Yellin, Jean F. Women & Sisters: The Anti Slavery Feminists in American Culture. New Haven: Yale UP, 1989.

MLA Style Citation of this Web Page:

Reuben, Paul P. "Chapter 4: Lydia Maria Child." PAL: Perspectives in American Literature- A Research and Reference Guide. WWW URL: (provide page date or date of your login).

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