Anna Elizabeth Dickinson

Anna Elizabeth Dickinson (1842-1933), was a family friend of the Langdons and associate of Clemens on the lecture circuit. An advocate of abolition, she was one of the most successful lecturers on the circuit because she argued from a political point of view instead of an emotional one(Trombley 143). Clemens and Dickinson were known rivals but "it was likely that Dickinson's oral performance rather than her personality earned Clemens's approval"(Trombley 147).

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