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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor

Lydia Maria Child
(1802-1880)





Texts
In the Heath Anthology
Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans
      Chapter VIII (1833)
      Preface (1833)
Letters from New York
      #14: [Homelessness, 1842] (1842)
      #33: [Anti-abolitionist mobs, 1842] (1842)
      #50: [Women's Rights, 1843] (1843)

Other Works
Hobomok (1824)
The History of the Condition of Women, in Various Ages and Nations, vols 4 and 5 (1835)
Fact and Fiction: A Collection of Stories (1846)
Correspondence Between Lydia Maria Child and Gov. Wise and Mrs. Mason of Virginia (1860)
The Freedmen's Book (1865)
A Romance of the Republic (1867)
An Appeal for the Indians (1868)



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Links

Early American Fiction
(http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/eaf/authors/lmfc.html)
Links to several biographies.

Women's Voices: Quotations from Women
(http://womenshistory.about.com/homework/womenshistory/library/qu/blquchil.htm)
A listing of Child's most notable quotes.

Writer, Editor, Activist
(http://www.drizzle.com/~tmercer/Child/)
Information about these three aspects of Child's life.


Secondary Sources

Helene G. Baer, The Heart Is Like Heaven: The Life of Lydia Maria Child, 1964

Deborah Pickman Clifford, Crusader for Reform: A Life of Lydia Maria Child, 1992

Carolyn L. Karcher, "Introduction," Lydia Maria Child, Hobomok and Other Writings on Indians, 1986

Carolyn L. Karcher, "Rape, Murder and Revenge in 'Slavery's Peasant Homes,'" in The Aesthetics of Sentiment, ed. Shirley Samuels, 1992

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

Milton Meltzer, Tongue of Flame: The Life of Lydia Maria Child, 1965

Bruce Mills, Cultural Reformations: Lydia Maria Child and the Literature of Reform, 1994

Jean Fagan Yellin, Women and Sisters: The Antislavery Feminists in American Culture, 1989




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