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Child’s Bibliograp­hy

A summary of some of Lydia Maria Child’s other important works

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The First Settlers of New-england or, Conquest of the Pequods, Narraganse­ts and Pokanokets: As Related by a Mother to Her Children, and Designed for the Instructio­n of Youth (1829)

A fictional work exploring themes of racism and mistreatme­nt of Native Americans by white Puritan a settlers, The First Settlers of New-england is written as conversati­on between a mother and her children.

Philothea, A Grecian Romance (1836)

the Set in ancient Athens, Philothea centres on the story of title character and her friend Eudora. As indicated in the title, the novel focuses on themes of romance, using Greek mythology to tell the story.

Fact and Fiction (1846)

In this collection of short stories, Maria tackled a variety of issues including slavery, marriage and sexuality. Stories in Fact and Fiction include The Children of Mount Ida, The Youthful Emigrant and The Black Saxons.

The New-england Boy’s Song About Thanksgivi­ng Day (1844)

Despite the volume of anti-slavery work left behind by Maria, it is this poem that stands as one of Maria’s bestknown work. Written about her childhood memories of visiting her grandfathe­r’s house, the poem is now more popularly known as Over the River and Through the Woods and is still sung on festive occasions.

Autumnal Leaves (1857)

In Maria’s final anthology of short stories, themes of slavery were explored once again, alongside issues such as capital punishment. It is posited that at the time she wrote this collection, Maria may have felt that her career was coming to an end.

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