Child, Lydia Maria, 1802-1880

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Lydia Maria Child was born Lydia Maria Francis in Medford, Massachusetts on February 11, 1802. She was born into an abolitionist family and was greatly influenced by her brother, Convers, who would later become a Unitarian Clergyman. After the death of her mother in 1814, Child moved to Maine to live with her sister and began teaching in Gardiner in 1819. While living in Maine, Child became increasingly interested in Native Americans and visited many nearby settlements. Child began actively writing shortly after returning to Massachusetts to live with her brother. She published her first novel, Hobomok, in 1824, at the age of 22. The story depicted the relationship between a girl from New England and a Native American. Although the book was published anonymously, Child would later gain fame as the author of Hobomok, the first American historical novel.

Child continued to have a vibrant writing career throughout her life; she was the pioneer of many writing forms, such as historical fiction, children's literature, and women's literature. In 1826, she founded Juvenile Miscellany, the first children's periodical in the United States; she published The American Frugal Housewife in 1844. Child published her first anti-slavery book in 1833, An Appeal in Favor of That Class of Americans We Call Africans, arguing for full, uncompensated emancipation of slavery and full racial equality.

Following her marriage to journalist and fellow abolitionist, David Lee Child, in 1828, Child and her husband became acquainted with William Lloyd Garrison, who greatly influenced their devotion to abolitionism. With her husband, Child established the National Anti-Slavery Standard, the official weekly newspaper of the American Anti-Slavery Society, in 1840. Among her many abolitionist efforts, Child transcribed recollections of freed slaves and edited Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861). Public reactions to her actions were frequently negative, but Child continued with her endeavors against slavery and also supported both women's rights and Native American rights throughout her life. Child died in 1880, at age 78, in her home in Wayland, Massachusetts.

Child is well known for her poem Over the River and Through the Wood.

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creatorOf Child, Lydia Maria, 1802-1880. Letter, 1825 March 31, Watertown, to George Ticknor, Boston. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Lydia Maria Francis Child papers, 1838-1878 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
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creatorOf Child, Lydia Maria, 1802-1880. Letter, 1860. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
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South Natick (Mass.)
Medford MA US
Massachusetts
U.S.
Wayland (Mass.) MA US
New York (N.Y.)
Subject
Applications for positions
Traditional medicine
Antislavery movements
Musicians
Abolitionists--Family relationships
American literature--19th century
Governesses
Family records
Abolitionists
Antislavery movements--United States
Authors, American
Antisemitism
Music
Women--Correspondence
Slavery
Women authors, American - 19th century--Correspondence
Women authors, American--19th century
American literature--Women authors
Marriage
Music appreciation
Women abolitionists--19th century--Correspondence
Abolitionists--United States
Slavery in literature
African Americans--Suffrage
Women--Suffrage
Voyages and travels
Families--Health and hygiene
Authors, American--19th century
Women
Prejudices
Women abolitionists
Race relations
Children's literature
Occupation
Women authors
Social reformers
Abolitionists
Authors
Activity

Person

Birth 1802-02-11

Death 1880-10-20

Americans

English

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