Child, L. Maria. Isaac T. Hopper: A True Life [Abolitionist, Underground Railroad]
Child, L. Maria. Isaac T. Hopper: A True Life [Abolitionist, Underground Railroad]
Child, L. Maria. Isaac T. Hopper: A True Life [Abolitionist, Underground Railroad]
Child, L. Maria. Isaac T. Hopper: A True Life [Abolitionist, Underground Railroad]

Child, L. Maria. Isaac T. Hopper: A True Life [Abolitionist, Underground Railroad]

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Child, L. Maria. Isaac T. Hopper: A True Life. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1881. New Edition. [8444]

Dark blue publisher's cloth decorated in black & gilt, top of backstrip worn even with the text block, corners frayed, 5 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches. Frontispiece steel-engraved portrait of Hopper sitting in a chair, by Johann Michael Enzing-Müller (1804-1888). xv., 493 pp., foxing. Good. Hardcover.

Isaac Tatem Hopper (1771-1852), a native of New Jersey; his father was a Quaker and his mother was Presbyterian. He was active in Philadelphia in the anti-slavery movement and helped protect fugitive slaves and free blacks from kidnappers. This active participation in protecting fugitives has been said to have been transformational in the abolitionist movement and the key to developing the Underground Railroad. Much of this volume is made up of accounts of incidents written by Hopper himself and first published in Child's National Anti-Slavery Standard.

Lydia Maria Child (1802-1880), one of the most influential of American women writers of the 19th century. She was a power advocate for the abolition of slavery, women's rights, Indian rights, and other social concerns.