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Child, Lydia Maria Francis (1802-1880) An Appeal in the Favor of That Class of Americans Called Africans

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06867 Author/Creator: Child, Lydia Maria Francis (1802-1880) Place Written: Boston Type: Book signed Date: 1833 Pagination: 232 p. 19.1 x 12.1 cm

First book of American abolitionist movement; inscribed in pencil with respects of "the author" to J. J. Dixwell. Exlibris stamp of Meadville Theological School on top, with duplicate sold stamp. Includes engravings.

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