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Lydia Maria Child (1802-1880) was an ardent abolitionist born in Massachusetts. In this letter written to William Lloyd Garrison and published in the National Anti-Slavery Standard, an abolitionist newspaper, Child feels that now that slaves are freed, they will need protection and advocates and that Anti-Slavery Societies should become Protection Societies. She also feels this protection should be extended to Native Americans. She disagrees with Garrison's views on how the freed slaves were being treated in Louisiana, feeling that General Nathanial Banks' system made the slaves only partially free. The National Anti-Slavery Standard was the American Anti-Slavery Society's official newspaper. It was published from 1840 to 1870.

 

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"Letter from Mrs. L. M. Child" to Friend Garrison published in the National Anti-Slavery Standard newspaper

publisher   National Anti-Slavery Standard
author   Lydia Maria Child (1802-1880)
date   Apr 1, 1865
location   New York, New York
height   9.25"
width   2.75"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Periodicals/Newspaper
accession #   #L05.094


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Excerpt "On the Condition of Women in the United States" article from The Liberator newspaper

"Correspondence between Lydia Maria Child and Gov. Wise and Mrs. Mason, of Viriginia"

"Miss Harriet Martineau" article from the Greenfield Gazette and Franklin Herald newspaper


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