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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The scene so quiet and peaceful; shrines and crucifixes line the area where the
victims played their part; and where thousands once rushed in to enjoy the
bloody spectacle, soldiers guard the entrance, that now visitors may enjoy the
“Here then was the actual scene of so many of those most affecting incidents, so
pathetically described . . . which I had years since perused with almost painful
interest, little dreaming that the places, which witnessed them, would ever be ...
Scenes of lengthy but futile female vocality in historical novels show that women
were allotted the power of speech in earlier historical epochs precisely because
such epochs valued brute force, not the word. The word, the pen, Christ, ...
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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
Z Women as Students of History
Maternal Historians Didactic Mothers
History from the Divine Point of View
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