The Resource Before they could vote : American women's autobiographical writing, 1819-1919, edited by Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson

Before they could vote : American women's autobiographical writing, 1819-1919, edited by Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson

Label
Before they could vote : American women's autobiographical writing, 1819-1919
Title
Before they could vote
Title remainder
American women's autobiographical writing, 1819-1919
Statement of responsibility
edited by Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The life narratives in this collection are by ethnically diverse women of energy and ambition & mdash;some well known, some forgotten over generations & mdash;who confronted barriers of gender, class, race, and sexual difference as they pursued or adapted to adventurous new lives in a rapidly changing America. The engaging selections & mdash;from captivity narratives to letters, manifestos, criminal confessions, and childhood sketches & mdash;span a hundred years in which women increasingly asserted themselves publicly. Some rose to positions of prominence as writers, activists, and artists; some sought education or wrote to support themselves and their families; some transgressed social norms in search of new possibilities. Each woman & rsquo;s story is strikingly individual, yet the brief narratives in this anthology collectively chart bold new visions of women & rsquo;s agency
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
  • 305.4092/273
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ1412
LC item number
.B44 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Wisconsin studies in autobiography
Label
Before they could vote : American women's autobiographical writing, 1819-1919, edited by Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 447-454)
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Living in public / Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson -- An authentic statement of the case and conduct of Rose Butler, who was tried, convicted, and executed for the crime of arson (1819) / Rose Butler -- A narrative of the life of Mrs. Mary Jemison (as told to James E. Seaver) (1824) / Mary Jemison -- The life and religious experience of Jarena Lee (1836) / Jarena Lee -- Selections from Journal of a residence on a Georgian plantation in 1838-1839 (1863) / Fanny Kemble -- Transcription of speech given at the Akron Women's Rights Convention, from the Anti-slavery Bugle (June 21, 1851) / Sojourner Truth -- Selections from "Youth," from Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli (1852) / Margaret Fuller -- Testimony, given in Canada (1855) / Harriet Tubman -- A brief narrative of the life of Mrs. Adele M. Jewel (1869) / Adele M. Jewel -- Selections from her journals (1874/78) / M. Carey Thomas -- The Yakima affair, from Life among the Piutes : their wrongs and claims (1883) / Sarah Winnemucca -- An old woman and her recollections (as recorded by Thomas Savage) (1877) / Eulalia Pérez -- Beginning to work, from A New England girlhood (1889) / Lucy Larcom -- "Looking back on girlhood" (1892) / Sarah Orne Jewett -- The Club movement among colored women of America (1900) / Fannie Barrier Williams -- Sketches from The Atlantic monthly / Zitkala-Ša -- Nurslings of the sky, from The land of little rain (1903) / Mary Hunter Austin -- Mary MacLane meets the vampire on the isle of treacherous delights (1910) / Mary MacLane -- The promised land, from The promised land (1912) / Mary Antin -- Lives in The Independent and the question of race / Anonymous -- How I made my first big flight abroad : my flight across the English Channel (1912) / Harriet Quimby -- Autobiographical essays / Sui Sin Far -- Selections from Madeleine, an autobiography (1919) / "Madeleine."
Control code
ocn223393524
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 454 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780299220501
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35668581
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)223393524
  • pebcs0299220508

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