Womens Early American Historical Narratives

Womens Early American Historical Narratives

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In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, many women began to write historical analysis, taking an essential role in defining the new American Republicanism. The work collected in this volume ranges from straightforward reportage to poetic historical narratives, traditional chronicle to travel writing and historical drama to depictions of women. Some of the works were written as textbooks to supply facts and training in critical thinking to female students.
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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 129.5 x 198.1 x 17.3mm | 254.02g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • notes
  • 0142437107
  • 9780142437100

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Women's Early American Historical Narratives Introduction
Suggested Further Reading
Note on the Text
Ann Eliza Bleecker, "The History of Maria Kittle" (1790-1)
Margaretta V. Bleecker Faugeres, "The Hudson" (1793)
Judith Sargent Murray, "Observations on Female Abilities" (1798)
Hannah Adams, A Summary History of New England (1799)
Mercy Otis Warren, History... of the American Revolution (1805)
Sarah Pogson, The Female Enthusiast: A Tragedy in Five Acts (1807)
Sarah Pierce, Sketches of Universal History... (1811)
Hannah Mather Crocker, Observations on the Real Rights of Women (1818)
Anne Newport Royall, Sketches of History, Life, and Manners, in the United States (1826)
Emma Willard, History of the United States, or Republic of America (1829; 2nd rev. ed)
Explanatory Notes
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About Sharon Harris

Sharon M. Harris is the Lorraine Sherley Professor of Literature at Texas Christian University and President and Founder of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers. She has published widely on her subject, including 'American Women Writers to 1800: An Oxford Anthology'. This volume includes writings by Judith Sargent Murray, Hannah Adams, Emma Willard and others.
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