Lydia Maria Child entry: Overview screen.
11 February 1802
Lydia Maria Francis (later LMC) was born in Medford
(a shipbuilding village), the youngest of six children.
May 1824 Hobomok
, a historical novel about race relations and the first book by Lydia Maria Francis (later LMC), was published as 'By an American'.
LMC's An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans
appeared, aiming to be "the first scholarly American overview of the history of slavery and the condition of the Negro."
By September 1867
LMC's A Romance of the Republic
, published this year at Boston
, was issued at London
under the title Rosa and Flora. A Romance
. The Athenæum
reviewed the original and the piracy together.
20 October 1880
LMC died at her home at Wayland
from a sudden heart attack; she had been "feeling remarkably well" that same morning.