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Susanna Rowson (ROWZ-uhn) was a prolific, well-rounded writer. In addition to her ten works of long fiction, she produced three volumes of poetry: Poems on Various Subjects (1788), A Trip to Parnassus (1788), and Miscellaneous Poems (1804). Between 1794 and 1797, she wrote approximately seven dramatic works, most of which were probably performed but not published; the most popular of these was Slaves in Algiers: Or, A Struggle for Freedom (pr., pb. 1794). She also composed the lyrics for numerous songs and contributed to the production of at least two periodicals: the Boston Weekly Magazine, for which she wrote articles on a wide range of subjects and apparently also served as editor between 1802 and 1805, and the New England Galaxy, which was founded in 1817 and for which Rowson wrote chiefly religious and devotional prose pieces. Finally, she wrote and had published six pedagogical works: An Abridgement of Universal Geography (1805), A Spelling Dictionary (1807), A Present for Young Ladies (1811), Youth’s First Step in Geography (1818), Exercises in History (1822), and Biblical Dialogues (1822).