Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions

Paperback | April 12, 2012

EditorLisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks, Caroline Wigginton

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Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions restores a lost chapter in the history of feminism and illuminates the complexity of the rights debates of the eighteenth century. As the English language followed the routes of trade and colonialism to become the lingua franca of much of theAtlantic world, women who experienced dispossession and violence on the one hand, and new freedoms and opportunities on the other, wrote about their experiences. English, Scots and Irish women; colonists and indigenous women; Loyalists and Patriots; religious leaders and scandal-dogged actresses;slaves and free women of color - this anthology puts all these eighteenth-century voices in conversation with one another in an unprecedented archive of primary sources that will become indispensable to students and scholars of the eighteenth century in English, history, and women's and genderstudies.

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Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions restores a lost chapter in the history of feminism and illuminates the complexity of the rights debates of the eighteenth century. As the English language followed the routes of trade and colonialism to become the lingua franca of much of theAtlantic world, women who experienced dispos...

Joanna Brooks is Associate Professor of English at San Diego State University. She is author of American Lazarus: Religion and the Rise of African-American and Native American Literatures (Oxford, 2003) which was the winner of the Modern Language Association William Sanders Scarborough Award for outstanding book in African-American lit...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:April 12, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction1. Ann Marbury Hutchinson (1591 - 1643)Transcripts from the Trial of Ann Hutchison (1637)2. Anne Dudley Bradstreet (ca. 1612 - 1672)"In Honour of that High and Mighty Princess Queen Elizabeth Of Happy Memory" (1650)"The Author to Her Book" (1678)3. Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle (ca. 1623 - 1674)"FEMAL ORATIONS" (1662)4. Margaret Askew Fell Fox (1614 - 1702)Women's Speaking Justified (1666)5. Bathsua Reginald Makin (1600 - ca. 1675)An Essay to Revive the Antient Education of Women (1673)6. Aphra Behn (1640 - 1689)"To the Fair Clarinda" (1688)7. Mary Astell (1663 - 1731)A Serious Proposal to the Ladies (1694)8. Pierre Cholenec, S.J. (1641 - 1723)From The Life of Katharine Tegakouita, First Iroquois Virgin (1696)9. Sarah Fyge Egerton (1670 - 1723)10. Martha Fowke Sansom (1689 - 1736)"On being charged with Writing incorrectly" (1710)11. Anne Kingsmill Finch, Countess of Winchilsea (1661 - 1720)12. Anonymous"Cloe to Artemisa" (1720)13. Elizabeth Magawley"Letter to the Editor of the Philadelphia American Weekly Mercury" (1730/31)14. Anonymous"Women's Hard Fate" (1733)15. Anonymous"The Lady's Complaint" (1736)16. Katherine Garret (Pequot; ? - 1738)The Confession and Dying Warning of Katherine Garret (1738)17. Mary Collier (b. 1679)"The Woman's Labour" (1739)18. Damma/Marotta/Magdalena19. Coosaponakeesa/Mary Musgrove Mathews Bosomworth (Creek; ca. 1700 - 1767)20. Mary Leapor (1722 - 1746)"Man the Monarch" (1748)"An Essay on Woman" (1748)21. Susanna Wright (1697 - 1784)"To Eliza Norris-at Fairhill" (1750)22. William Blackstone (1723 - 1780)"Of Husband and Wife" (1765)23. Hannah Griffitts (1727 - 1817)"The Female Patriots. Address'd to the Daughters of Liberty in America" (1768)24. Frances Moore Brooke (1725 - 1789)From The History of Emily Montague (1769)25. AspasiaReply to "The Visitant," Number XI (1769)26. Phillis Wheatley (1753? - 1784)"To the Right Honourable William, Earl of Dartmouth" (1773)Letter to Samson Occom (1774)27. Mercy Otis Warren (1728 - 1814)Letter to Catharine Sawbridge Macaulay (1774)28. Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)An Occasional Letter on the Female Sex (1775)29. Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)30. Abigail Smith Adams (1744 - 1818)Correspondence with John Adams (1776 - 1778)31. Mary "Molly" Brant/Tekonwatonti/ Konwatsi-Tsiaienni (Mohawk; 1735/6 - 1796)32. Esther De Berdt Reed (1747 - 1780)The Sentiments of an American Woman (1780)33. Nancy Ward/Nanye'Hi (Cherokee; 1738? - 1824)Speeches (1781 - 1787)34. Women of WilmingtonPetition (1782)35. Belinda (b. about 1713)Petitions for Slave Reparations (1782, 1787)36. Judith Sargent Murray (1751 - 1820)Desultory Thoughts upon the Utility of Encouraging a Degree of Self-Complacency, Especially in Female Bosoms (1784)"On the Equality of the Sexes" (1790)39. Hannah More (1745 - 1833)Slavery: A Poem (1788)40. Anonymous41. Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette (1757 - 1834)Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen (1789)42. Catharine Sawbridge Macaulay Graham (1731 - 1791)43. Pauline Leon (1758 - ?)44. Olympe de Gouges (1748 - 1793)45. Margaretta Bleecker Faugeres (1771 - 1801)46. Mary Wollstonecraft (1759 - 1797)From A Vindication on the Rights of Woman (1792)47. Sarah Pierce (1767 - 1852)"Verses to Abigail Smith" (1792)48. Annis Boudinot Stockton (1736 - 1801)Letter to Julia Stockton Rush on Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (ca. 1793)49. Priscilla Mason"Oration" (1793)50. Anonymous51. Elizabeth Hart Thwaites (1772 - 1833)Letter from Elizabeth Hart to a Friend (1794)52. Anonymous"Rights of Woman" (1795)53. Helen Maria Williams (1762 - 1827)From Letters Containing a Sketch of the Politics of France (1795)54. Anna Seward (1747 - 1809)"To the Right Honourable, Lady Eleanor Butler" (1796)"To Miss Ponsonby" (1796)"To Honora Sneyd" (1773, pb. 1799)"Elegy, Written at the Sea-Side" (1799)55. Mary Darby Robinson (1758 - 1800)From A Letter to the Women of England (1799)56. Francois Dominique Toussaint L'Ouverture (ca. 1743 - 1803)57. Deborah Sampson Gannett (1760 - 1827)Addr[e]ss, Delivered with Applause, at the Federal-Street Theatre, Boston (1802)58. Sarah Pogson Smith (1774 - 1870)From The Female Enthusiast (1807)59. Leonora Sansay (1773 - ?)Appendix of Images