Carr, Glynis. Textual Notes: "Slavery's Pleasant Homes" and Other Writings from The Liberty Bell. The Online Archive of 19th c. U.S. Women's Writings. Ed. Glynis Carr. Online. Internet. Posted: Summer 1997. http://www.facstaff.bucknell.edu/gcarr/19cwoarch/LB/notes.html.
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Copy-texts for the present edition were obtained on microfilm from the UMI: American Periodicals Series [APS2 Reels 491-492.] Boston: Friends of Freedom (National Anti-Slavery Fair), 1839-1858. Copy-texts were checked against volumes held in the Pattee and Allison Shelley Collections of the Pattee Library, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania. See the "Index to The Liberty Bell" for complete citations.
Typesetters for The Liberty Bell frequently, but not always, separated the suffix "n't" from its base word (e.g., "would n't," "did n't"), apparently to justify the right margin. The present edition omits these extra spaces.
"The Quadroons." In the first paragraph of the text, "Passion flower" has been changed to "Passion Flower." This conforms to Child's practice elsewhere in the text, as well as to popular usage.
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