Watchful Care Digital History ID 2335

Watchful Care

Credit: The Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, The University of Virginia Library
Media type: book illustration
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Annotation: Written by John S. C. Abbott and published in 1833 by the American tract Society, an organization which published millions of evangelical Christian pamphlets in the twentieth century, The Mother at Home was written to clearly illustrate the roles and duties of a mother in raising her children in "fear and admonition of the Lord". The book continues to be published and distributed today. The following is an excerpt from the concluding chapter: "She who was first in the transgression, must yet be the principle earthly instrument in the restoration. There is no combination of causes so powerful in promoting the happiness or the misery of our race, as the instructions of home."
Year: 1833

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