Lyida Maria Child

By: Vivian, Daylon, Sabian

Lydia M. Child

Born: Feb. 11, 1802 Medford, MA

Death: Oct. 20, 1880 Wayland, MA

Education: Home schooled at local "dome school" and near by women's seminary

Occupation: Reform, Speaker, Writer

Relationship Status: Married to David Lee Child

Important Works: Wrote a novel "Hobomok" & "An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans"

Whats The Problem

In 1879 Mrs. Child decided to join the abolitionist. She worked tirelessly for this important cause even though it demanded tremendous personal sacrifice. To her commitment to the abolitionist cause, Mrs. Child decided to write a serious book on the slavery issue.In August of 1833, An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans was published as the first scholarly antislavery book in the United States. In this book, she vigorously attacked not only the Southern slave system but also the racism in the North. Her book was widely read and many were converted to the abolitionist cause. Despite the positive impact that the book had on the abolitionist movement, it caused many repercussions in Child's personal and professional life.Despite all the hostility and rejection that she faced, Child persevered because she had incredible courage and moral vision. She was quite willing to lay aside the promise of wealth, honor and pleasure so as to gain freedom for the millions of oppressed slaves.

How Lydia tried to stop slavery and how it comapres to prostitution

The way they are trying to stop prostitution is nothing like how Lydia tried to stop slavery. The police send undercover cops to where prostitutes are located and they act like they are trying to do business with them but instead they arrest them. The way Lydia tried to stop slavery was totally different, she wrote books about it. To be specific she wrote several anti-slavery pamphlets.National anti-slavery standard from 1841 to 1849, she is best known for an appeal in favor of a class of Americans called Africans, that was published in 1833. It included history of slavery and demanded equality for African Americans in education and employment.