Center for Women's History

Women’s history is American history. Bring it into your classroom with our new curriculum!

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Lead support for Saving Washington was provided by Joyce B. Cowin and the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation. Additional support provided by Susan Klein.

 


 

Exhibitions at New-York Historical are made possible by Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang and Oscar Tang, the Saunders Trust for American History, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

 

 

Lydia Maria Child, 1883. Letters of Lydia Maria Child, frontspiece. Engraving. New-York Historical Society Library, PS1293.Z8 1888.

Lydia Maria Child

A white writer of popular domestic advice books, she became radicalized over slavery and joined forces with leading abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison. Her political writing cost her many readers, but she continued to write both domestic books and antislavery texts.

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