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Page xvii Late summer: Edits Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. October: Publishes The Patriarchal Institution and mails out hundreds of copies; publishes The Duty of Disobedience to the Fugitive Slave Law, sending copies to newly elected Massachusetts legislators; raises funds to free Thomas Sims, a fugitive slave sent back to his master by Chief Justice Lemuel Shaw of the Massachusetts Supreme Court. November: Lincoln elected. December: The Childs attend two antislavery meetings mobbed by conservatives; South Carolina secedes.

28 As they prepared to brave social censure, the Childs must have engaged in many soul-searching discussions with their associates, and especially with their closest friends, the Lorings. Sensitive and refined, tenderly attached to each other and to their baby daughter "Nony," naturally inclined toward domestic privacy, and "reluctant to believe in the existence of evil," Ellis and Louisa, like Child, found the "rough work of reform ... 29 For her part, Child would have much preferred to indulge her propensity toward mysticism and her taste for art and poetry, or at least to devote herself to securing the permanent home she yearned for.

Organized with flawless logic, the book moves from past to present, from history to political economy, from fact to argument, from problem to solution. Its Inevitable Effect upon All Concerned in It" (chapter 1), which is succeeded by a "Comparative View of Slavery, in Different Ages and Nations" (chapter 2). Occupying almost a third of the book, these chapters situate American slavery in a worldwide context that includes ancient Israel, Greece, and Rome, as well as Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America.

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