Before They Could Vote

Before They Could Vote

American Women's Autobiographical Writing, 1819-1919

Book - 2006
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From the publisher's description: "The life narratives in this collection are by ethnically diverse women of energy and ambition-some well known, some forgotten over generationswho 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 selectionsfrom captivity narratives to letters, manifestos, criminal confessions, and childhood sketchesspan 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's story is strikingly individual, yet the brief narratives in this anthology collectively chart bold new visions of women's agency."
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, c2006
ISBN: 9780299220501
Characteristics: xii, 454 p. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Smith, Sidonie
Watson, Julia 1945-
Other Standard Identifier: 9780299220501


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