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Child, An Appeal in Favor of...Americans Called Africans, 1836  

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An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans
Child, Mrs.[Lydia Maria]
New York
John S. Taylor

216 pp. Illustrated with 2 plates. (8vo) 18.5x11 cm (7¼x4¼") original blind-stamped purple cloth, gilt spine. Second Edition.

Lydia Maria Francis Child, was an American abolitionist, women's rights activist, Native American rights activist, novelist, journalist, and opponent of American expansionism. Her journals, both fiction and domestic manuals, reached wide audiences from the 1820's through the 1850's. At times she shocked her audience as she tried to take on issues of both male dominance and white supremacy in some of her stories. Despite these challenges, Child may be most remembered for her poem "Over the River and Through the Wood."

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Fading and staining to cloth, back exterior hinge split; internal foxing; about very good.
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