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Lydia Maria Child, 1883. Letters of Lydia Maria Child, frontspiece. Engraving. New-York Historical Society Library, PS1293.Z8 1888.

Lydia Maria Child

A white writer of popular domestic advice books, she became radicalized over slavery and joined forces with leading abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison. Her political writing cost her many readers, but she continued to write both domestic books and antislavery texts.

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