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 ManuscriptsBV4571 .M37 1854 BoxYale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon FundView by request in the Study Room [Request]
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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.Racism.Sunday-school literature.
- Juvenile literature -- 1854.
Chapbooks -- 1854.
Poems -- 1854.
Printed wrappers (Binding).
Wood engravings -- 1854.
- 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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