Boston. 1814. viii,31pp. Dbd. Some light foxing and tanning. Overall very good. Item #WRCAM23704
This pamphlet relates to a controversy that ensued over the schoolbook abridgment of Adams' A SUMMARY HISTORY OF NEW ENGLAND (1799), which Jedediah Morse had anticipated by producing his own school history. Adams, whose eyesight was failing, felt her rights were violated and issued the present work as a protest. She was probably the first female professional writer of the United States. "It was poverty, not ambition, or vanity, that first induced me to become an author, or rather a compiler." AMERICAN IMPRINTS 30627. SABIN 214. DAB I, pp.60-61.