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The Cambridge companion to nineteenth-century American women's writing / edited by Dale M. Bauer and Philip Gould. [electronic resource]

Publication:
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xxix, 336 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
Series:
Cambridge companions to literature.
Cambridge companions to literature
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Subjects:
American literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Women and literature -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Language:
English
Summary:
Providing an overview of the history of writing by women in the period, this 2001 Companion establishes the context in which this writing emerged, and traces the origin of the terms which have traditionally defined the debate. It includes essays on topics of recent concern, such as women and war, erotic violence, the liberating and disciplinary effects of religion, and examines the work of a variety of women writers, including Harriet Beecher Stowe, Rebecca Harding Davis and Louisa May Alcott. The volume plots new directions for the study of American literary history, and provides several valuable tools for students, including a chronology of works and suggestions for further reading.
Contents:
The postcolonial culture of early American women's writing / Rosemarie Zagarri
Women in public / Dana D. Nelson
Antebellum politics and women's writing / Stephanie A. Smith
Captivity and the literary imagination / Kathryn Zabelle Derounian-Stodola
Nineteenth-century American women's poetry / Elizabeth Petrino
Women at war / Shirley Samuels
Women, anti-catholicism, and narrative in nineteenth-century America / Susan Griffin
Immigration and assimilation in nineteenth-century US women's writing / Priscilla Wald
The uses of writing in Margaret Bayard Smith's new nation / Fredrika J. Teute
The sentimental novel : the example of Harriet Beecher Stowe / Gail K. Smith
African-American women's spiritual narratives / Yolanda Pierce
The postbellum reform writings of Rebecca Harding Davis and Elizabeth Stuart Phelps / Lisa A. Long
"Strenuous artistry" : Elizabeth Stoddard's The Morgesons / Sandra A. Zagarell
Minnie's Sacrifice : Frances Ellen Watkins Harper's narrative of citizenship / Farah Jasmine Griffin.
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 09 Nov 2015).
Contributor:
Bauer, Dale M., 1956- editor.
Gould, Philip, 1960- editor.
ISBN:
1-139-81610-1
1-139-00019-5