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LYDIA MARIA CHILD

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"I HAVE NO CONFIDENCE IN SLAVE-HOLDERS… I KNOW THEIR GAME TOO WELL"

CHILD, L[ydia]. Maria. Isaac T. Hopper. Boston , 1853.

First edition of abolitionist Lydia Maria Child's biography of Quaker abolitionist Isaac Hopper, a seminal figure in the Underground Railroad whose dramatic "Tales of Oppression," which form much of the book, vividly document "his ingenuity in outwitting slave-catchers." $2600.

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"SLAVERY AND FREEDOM ARE ANTAGONISTIC… WHICH DO YOU CHOOSE?"

CHILD, L. Maria. Patriarchal Institution. New York, 1860.

First edition of Child's timely 1860 assault on slavery and its defenders, issued the month before Lincoln's election, an extraordinary assemblage of quotes from fugitive slave ads, southern "Black" codes and newspapers, and key selections from the works of proslavery leaders, skillfully upending claims that "slaves were better off" than northern white workers. $2200.

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