The Cambridge Companion to Nineteenth-Century American Womens Writing by Dale M. BauerThe Cambridge Companion to Nineteenth-Century American Womens Writing by Dale M. Bauer

The Cambridge Companion to Nineteenth-Century American Womens Writing

EditorDale M. Bauer, Philip Gould

Paperback | December 17, 2001

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Providing an overview of the history of writing by women in the period, this companion examines contextually the work of a variety of women writers, including Harriet Beecher Stowe, Rebecca Harding Davis and Louisa May Alcott. The volume provides several valuable tools for students, including a chronology of works and suggestions for further reading.
Title:The Cambridge Companion to Nineteenth-Century American Womens WritingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.83 inPublished:December 17, 2001Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521669758

ISBN - 13:9780521669757

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Table of Contents

Introduction Dale Bauer and Philip Gould; Part I. Historical and Theoretical Backgrounds: 1. The post colonial culture of early American women's writing Rosemarie Zagarri; 2. Women in public Dana Nelson; 3. Antebellum politics and women's writing Stephanie Smith; Part II. Genre, Tradition and Innovation: 4. Captivity and the literary imagination Kathryn Zabelle Derounian-Stodola; 5. Nineteenth-century American women's poetry Elizabeth Petrino; 6. Women at war Shirley Samuels; 7. Women, anti-Catholicism, and narrative in nineteenth-century America Susan Griffin; 8. Immigration and assimilation in nineteenth-century American women's writing Priscilla Wald; Part III. Case Studies: 9. The uses of writing in Margaret Bayard Smith's New Nation Frederika Teute; 10. The sentimental novel: the example of Harriet Beecher Stowe Gail Smith; 11. African-American women's spiritual narratives Yolanda Pierce; 12. The post-bellum writing of Rebecca Harding Davis and Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Lisa Long; 13. Elizabeth Stoddard's The Morgesons Sandra Zagarell; 14. Minnie's Sacrifice: Frances Ellen Watkins Harper's narrative of citizenship Jasmine Griffin; Conclusion Mary Kelley.

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"Commissioned for students of literature, this collection provides an excellent overview of 19h century women's writing.... Including both general and specific indexes, it is an indispensable resource for students of American literature and history at all levels, from general readers and lower-division undergraduates to researchers and faculty." Choice