A Extraordinary Woman

220px-Lydia_Maria_Child_engravingAn extraordinary, but little known woman, died today–Oct. 20–in 1880: Lydia Maria Child, author, editor, abolitionists, women’s rights activist, about whom it was said: she was “ready to die for a principle and starve for an idea.” Here some titles of her works to give you a sense of the range of her influence: “An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans”; “The Frugal Housewife”; “The History of the Condition of Women, in Various Ages and Nations’: and “Over the River and Through the Woods” (I included all 12 verses & an illustration in my book “Thanksgiving: The True Story).

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