Lydia Maria Child

by Lydia Maria Francis

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Evenings in New England. Intended for Juvenile Amusement and Instruction (juvenilia) 1824

Hobomok: A Tale of Early Times (novel) 1824

The Rebels; or, Boston before the Revolution (novel) 1825; revised edition, 1850

The Juvenile Miscellany [editor] (newspaper) 1826-34

The Juvenile Souvenir [editor and contributor] (newspaper) 1827

Emily Parker, or Impulse, Not Principle. Intended for Young Persons (juvenilia) 1827

Biographical Sketches of Great and Good Men. Designed for the Amusement and Instruction of Young Persons (juvenilia) 1828

The First Settlers of New-England: Or, Conquest of the Pequods, Narragansets and Pokanokets (juvenilia) 1829

The Frugal Housewife (handbook) 1829; republished as The American Frugal Housewife, 1832

The Little Girl's Own Book (juvenilia) 1831; enlarged edition, 1834

The Mother's Book (handbook) 1831; revised and enlarged edition, 1844

*The Biographies of Lady Russell, and Madame Guyon (biographies) 1832; republished in part as The Biography of Lady Russell, 1836

*The Biographies of Madame de Staël, and Madame Roland (biographies) 1832; revised and enlarged edition published as Memoirs of Madame de Staël, and of Madame Roland, 1847

The Coronal: A Collection of Miscellaneous Pieces, Written at Various Times (sketches) 1832; enlarged edition published as The Mother's Story Book; or, Western Coronal, 1833

An Appeal in Favor of That Class of Americans Called Africans (pamphlet) 1833

*Good Wives (biographies) 1833; republished as Biographies of Good Wives, 1846; republished as Celebrated Women: Or, Biographies of Good Wives, 1871

The Oasis [editor and contributor] (sketches) 1834

**Authetic Narratives of American Slavery 3 nos. 1835-38

*The History of the Condition of Women, in Various Ages and Nations 2 vols, (history) 1835; revised and corrected as Brief History of the Condition of Women, in Various Ages and Nations, 1845

Anti-Slavery Catechism (pamphlet) 1836

The Evils of Slavery, and The Cure of Slavery (pamphlet) 1836

Philothea: A Romance (novel) 1836; republished as Philothea: A Greek Romance, 1845

The Family Nurse; or Companion of The Frugal Housewife (handbook) 1837

The National Anti-Slavery Standard [editor] (newspaper) 1841-43

American Anti-Slavery Almanac [editor] (newspaper) 1843

Letters from New York (letters and journalism) 1843; second series, 1845

Flowers for Children 3 vols, (juvenilia) 1844-47

Fact and Fiction: A Collection of Stories (short stories) 1846; republished as The Children of Mt. Ida, and Other Stories, 1871

Isaac T. Hopper: A True Life (biography) 1853

The Progress of Religious Ideas through Successive Ages 3 vols, (history and theology) 1855

Autumnal Leaves: Tales and Sketches in Prose and Rhyme (sketches and short stories) 1857

Correspondence between Lydia Maria Child and Gov. Wise and Mrs. Mason, of Virginia (letters) 1860

The Duty of Disobedience to the Fugitive Slave Act: An Appeal to the Legislators of Massachusetts (pamphlet) 1860

The Right Way the Safe Way, Proved by Emancipation in the British West Indies, and Elsewhere (pamphlet) 1860; enlarged edition, 1862

The Freedmen's Book [editor and contributor] (reader) 1865

Looking Toward Sunset [editor and contributor] (sketches) 1865

A Romance of the Republic (novel) 1867; republished as Rose and Flora 2 vols., 1867

An Appeal for the Indians (pamphlet) 1868

*These works are part of The Ladies Family Library series.

**This work was anonymously published but is attributed to Child.

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