Letters from New-York

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University of Georgia Press, 1998 - 268 páginas
Prominent author and abolitionist Lydia Maria Child began writing her "letters" from New York in August 1841 as a response to the troubling realities marking her private and public life. In particular, she was preoccupied by her editorial duties at the National Anti-Slavery Standard and dismayed by the growing sectarian spirit of antislavery reform. Collected primarily from the pages of the Standard, her literary essays on women's rights, the preaching of African American minister Julia Pell, the Crosby Street Synagogue, animal magnetism, the engineering miracle of Croton Aqueduct, and countless other people, topics, and events capture the breathless and sometimes unsettling transformation of one representative hub of national life.In his general introduction and annotation of the text, Bruce Mills reconstructs the biographical and cultural context surrounding the book's publication and documents substantive changes between the Standard's version of the letters and the book form. This edition also includes ten letters that Child chose to omit from earlier editions, including essays on the farewell gathering for the Amistad captives at the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church and the near lynching of British abolitionist George Thompson.

Long considered among Child's best writing, Letters from New-York still captivates readers with its moving descriptions of enduring cultural realities. It offers readers a telling glimpse of New York as an emerging urban center and is an invaluable addition to the library of American literature.

 

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Contenido

vii
5
Appendix
179
Notes
228
Selected Bibliography
267
Preface xi
An Introduction to Gubernatorial Leadership
1
Ellis Arnall and the Politics of Progress 25
25
Governor You Will Be 40
40
Vandiver Takes the Middle Road 157
157
Carl Sanders and the Politics of the Future 169
169
A Time for Progress 185
185
Lester Maddox and the Politics of Populism 193
193
A Chance for the Truth 211
211
Jimmy Carter and the Politics of Transition 233
233
Years of Challenge Years of Change 249
249
George Busbee and the Politics of Consensus 261
261

E Thompson and the Politics of Succession 49
49
Recollections 66
66
Herman E Talmadge and the Politics of Power 75
75
Reflections on the Gubernatorial Years 93
93
Marvin Griffin and the Politics of the Stump
101
Georgias 72nd Governor 113
113
Marvin Griffin Remembers 131
131
S Ernest Vandiver and the Politics of Change 143
143
Main and Gerard S Gryski
279
Georgia Governors in an Age of Change
289
Visions for a Better Georgia
297
Herman E Talmadge
305
Notes
313
Contributors
343
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Lydia Maria Child (1802-1880) is best known as an author, abolitionist, suffragist, and pioneer in children's education. Bruce Mills is an associate professor of English at Kalamazoo College.

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