Title: The Poetical Works of Elizabeth Margaret ...
Publisher: Lemuel Howell, Philadelphia
Publication Date: 1836
Book Condition: Poor
Worn front leather cover, hand sewn back onto spine, spine leather chipped. Back cover missing. Portrait frontispiece and title page missing. Pages browned, foxed, and chipped. Corners bent, owner names in pencil. Pages from 119 on missing. Chandler was the first American woman author to make slavery the principal theme of her writing and half of her published poems and essays deal with slavery, African life, the emancipation movement, or the American Indian. Frequently her poems were sung as hymns at antislavery meetings or recited as dramatic presentations. title continued - Also includes Essays, Philanthropic and Moral, by Elizabeth Margaret Chandler: Principally Relating to the Abolition of Slavery in America. (with a separate title page and separately paginated.) Smith I:403, II:136. Bookseller Inventory # 039192
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