American women writers and the work of history, 1790-1860
The author uncovers the work of history performed by more than 150 writers in over 350 texts, exploring a world of important writing unknown even to most specialists.
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As they saw it, Protestant Bible-based respect for the printed word and insistence
on every person's right to literacy had underwritten their own participation in the
print sphere, as the lack of such participation by women in non-Protestant parts ...
The gaze of licentious clerics transforms her moral and sexual purity into objects
of lustful desire; that there is no other way to “take” an attractive woman before
Protestantism makes it clear that the body is a spiritual symbol. Agnes is literally ...
The protagonist Eugenia is in love with a son of this house; with a Protestant
father, a Catholic mother, and a Protestant lover, she brings into focus the
church's struggle to keep desirable females and their property in the fold. When
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By revealing women's use of history in the making of it, Baym rebuts conventional wisdom about women's absence from national life in antebellum America. Baym (English/Univ. of Illinois, Champaign ... Read full review
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Maternal Historians Didactic Mothers
History from the Divine Point of View
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