Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions

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Lisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks, Caroline Wigginton
Oxford University Press, USA, Apr 19, 2012 - History - 403 pages
This volume brings together an unprecedented gathering of women and men from the Atlantic World during the Age of Revolutions. Featuring hard-to-find writings from colonists and colonized, citizens and slaves, religious visionaries and scandal-dogged actresses, these wide-ranging selections present a panorama of the diverse, vibrant world facing women during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. An expansive introduction, along with rich contextual headnotes, makes this an indispensable text for students and scholars of literature, history, and women's and gender studies. With writings from figures like Aphra Behn, Phillis Wheatley, Thomas Jefferson, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Toussaint L'Ouverture, to name just a few, Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions recovers the revolutionary moment in which women stepped into a globalizing world and imagined themselves free.

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Joanna Brooks is Associate Professor of English at San Diego State University. She is author of American Lazarus: Religion and the Rise of African-American and Native American Literatures (Oxford, 2003) which was the winner of the Modern Language Association William Sanders Scarborough Awardfor outstanding book in African-American literature. She is also the editor of The Collected Writings of Samson Occom, Mohegan: Literature and Leadership in Eighteenth-Century America (Oxford, 2006). Lisa Moore is Associate Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the authorof Dangerous Intimacies: Toward a Sapphic History of the British Novel (Duke UP). Caroline Wigginton is ACLS New Faculty Fellow and Postdoctoral Associate of American Studies and Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

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