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Lydia Maria Child
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Birth Date:February 11, 1802
Astrology Sign:Aquarius
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Died Date:July 7, 1880

Occupation:US novelist

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Lydia Maria Child

Biography:Lydia Maria Child (February 11, 1802 - July 7, 1880 in Wayland, Massachusetts) was an American abolitionist, women's rights activist, opponent of American expansionism, Indian rights activist, novelist, and journalist. She is perhaps most remembered for her poem "Over the River and Through the Woods." (Her Grandfather's House, restored by Tufts University in 1976, still stands near the Mystic River on South Street in Medford, Massachusetts.)

She was born in Medford, Massachusetts to Susannah Rand Francis and Convers Francis. She was the wife of Boston lawyer David Lee Child.

She was a women's rights activist, but did not believe significant progress for women could be made until after the abolition of slavery. Her 1833 book "An Appeal in Favor of That Class of Americans Called Africans" argued in favor of the immediate emancipation of the slaves, and she is sometimes said to have been the first white person to have written a book in support of this policy.

In 1839, she was elected to the executive committee of the American Anti-Slavery Society, and became editor of the society's "National Anti-Slavery Standard" in 1841. In 1861, Child helped Harriet Ann Jacobs, with her "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl".

During the 1860s, Child wrote pamphlets on Indian rights. The most prominent, "An appeal for the Indians" (1868), called upon government officials, as well as religious leaders, to bring justice to American Indians. Her presentation sparked Peter Cooper's interest in Indian issues, and led to the founding of the United States Indian Commission and the subsequent Peace Policy in the administration of Ulysses S. Grant.

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Lydia Maria Child's Personality Tarot Card The Lovers - Personality Card

Birthday: February 11, 1802

A relationship or love affair with a trial or choice involved.

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Lydia Maria Child's Growth Tarot Card The Chariot

Birthday: February 11, 2019

A struggle or conflict, yet strong potential for triumph over adversity.




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