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People/Characters: Lydia Maria Child

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Behind the Scenes: or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House by Elizabeth Keckley
Civil War Wives: The Lives and Times of Angelina Grimke Weld, Varina Howell Davis, and Julia Dent Grant by Carol Berkin
Crusader for Freedom: A Life of Lydia Maria Child by Deborah Clifford
Harriet Jacobs: A Life by Jean Fagan Yellineditor
Lydia Maria Child: The Quest for Racial Justice (Oxford Portraits) by Lori Kenschaft
The Norton Anthology of American Literature, Sixth Edition, Volume B: 1820-1865 by Nina Baym
Voices of a People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
Women's Wit and Wisdom: A Book of Quotations (Dover Thrift Editions) by Sappho

Character description

Lydia Maria Francis Child (born Lydia Maria Francis) (February 11, 1802 – October 20, 1880), 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 1820s through the 1850s.

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." Her grandparents' house, which she wrote about visiting, was restored by Tufts University in 1976 and stands near the Mystic River on South Street, in Medford, Massachusetts.

Lydia Maria Child in Wikipedia

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