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Massa, you no understand it. &c. &c. &c.

[New York?] : Thomas Nelson and Sons., [not before 1854?]
Physical Description:
8 pages : illustrations ; 12 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
BV4571 .M37 1854 Box
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Cover title.
With a wood-engraved vignette on front cover.
Series title transposed from head of title page.
The title story contrasts the actions of a wealthy white man, who supports the church through alms, with the actions of Betty, a poor and blind Black woman, who supports the church through prayer. The tone of the story is paternalistic; Betty's dialogue is written in the manner of racist stereotypes.
The London publishing firm Thomas Nelson & Sons opened its New York branch on June 3, 1854. See: J. Tebbel, Hist. of book publishing in Amer., 1972, v. 1, p. 352.
Printed in blue ink.
Title within ornamental border.
BAC: British Art Center copy signed: Clara A. Appleby, April 22, 1860.
Subject Terms:
Appleby, Clara A. -- Autograph, April 22, 1860.
Children's stories.
Christian life.
Sunday-school literature.
Juvenile literature -- 1854.
Chapbooks -- 1854.
Poems -- 1854.
Printed wrappers (Binding).
Wood engravings -- 1854.
Thomas Nelson & Sons, publisher.
IIIF Manifest:

  • Sincere worship [in verse]
  • Massa, you no understand it
  • The pious lad and his father
  • My heart talked
  • "Why sir, I begged."

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