Our Sister Editors

Sarah J. Hale and the Tradition of Nineteenth-century American Women Editors

Author: Patricia Okker

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820332496

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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Our Sister Editors is the first book-length study of Sarah J. Hale's editorial career. From 1828 to 1836 Hale edited the Boston-based Ladies' Magazine and then from 1837 to 1877 Philadelphia's Godey's Lady's Book, which on the eve of the Civil War was the most widely read magazine in the United States, boasting more than 150,000 subscribers. Hale reviewed thousands of books, regularly contributed her own fiction and poetry to her magazines, wrote monthly editorials, and published the works of such writers as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Lydia Sigourney. Okker successfully relates Hale's contributions both to debates about the status of women and to the development of American literature. Unlike many of her contemporaries, Hale insisted on the power of women within both the public and private spheres. Throughout her long career, Hale helped popularize new ideas about reading and genre, and she made significant contributions to the development of professional authorship.Our Sister Editors also provides the first overview of the large and diverse group of nineteenth-century women editors. In her examination of the role of women as editors, owners, and publishers of periodicals and her use of Hale's career to exemplify and discuss a series of major issues related to women's writing and reading in Victorian America, Patricia Okker offers a provocative revisionist study.

After the War

The Press in a Changing America, 1865–1900

Author: David B. Sachsman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351295063

Category: History

Page: 386

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After the War presents a panoramic view of social, political, and economic change in post-Civil War America by examining its journalism, from coverage of politics and Reconstruction to sensational reporting and images of the American people. The changes in America during this time were so dramatic that they transformed the social structure of the country and the nature of journalism. By the 1870s and 1880s, new kinds of daily newspapers had developed. New Journalism eventually gave rise to Yellow Journalism, resulting in big-city newspapers that were increasingly sensationalistic, entertaining, and designed to attract everyone. The images of the nation’s people as seen through journalistic eyes, from coverage of immigrants to stories about African American "Black fiends" and Native American "savages," tell a vibrant story that will engage scholars and students of history, journalism, and media studies.?

A History of Stepfamilies in Early America

Author: Lisa Wilson

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469618435

Category: History

Page: 172

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Stepfamilies are not a modern phenomenon, but despite this reality, the history of stepfamilies in America has yet to be fully explored. In the first book-length work on the topic, Lisa Wilson examines the stereotypes and actualities of colonial stepfamilies and reveals them to be important factors in early United States domestic history. Remarriage was a necessity in this era, when war and disease took a heavy toll, all too often leading to domestic stress, and cultural views of stepfamilies during this time placed great strain on stepmothers and stepfathers. Both were seen either as unfit substitutes or as potentially unstable influences, and nowhere were these concerns stronger than in white middle-class families, for whom stepparents presented a paradox. Wilson shares the stories of real stepfamilies in early New England, investigating the relationship between prejudice and lived experience, and, in the end, offers a new way of looking at family units throughout history and the cultural stereotypes that still affect stepfamilies today.

A Jury Of Her Peers

American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx

Author: Elaine Showalter

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748111514

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 640

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Fascinating, incisive, intelligent and never afraid of being controversial, Elaine Showalter introduces us to more than 250 writers. Here are the famous and expected names, including Harriet Beecher Stowe, Willa Cather, Dorothy Parker, Flannery O'Connor, Gwendolyn Brooks, Grace Paley, Toni Morrison, and Jodi Picoult. And also many successful and acclaimed yet little-known writers, from the early American bestselling novelist Catherine Sedgwick to the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Susan Glaspell. A JURY OF HER PEERS is an irresistible invitation to discover great authors never before encountered and to return to familiar books with a deeper appreciation. It is a monumental work that enriches our understanding of American literary history and culture.

Northern Hospitality

Cooking by the Book in New England

Author: Keith W. F. Stavely,Kathleen Fitzgerald

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 1558498613

Category: Cooking

Page: 469

View: 7807

If you think traditional New England cooking is little more than baked beans and clam chowder, think again. In this enticing anthology of almost 400 historic New England recipes from the seventeenth to the early twentieth century, you will be treated to such dishes as wine-soaked bass served with oysters and cranberries, roast shoulder of lamb seasoned with sweet herbs, almond cheesecake infused with rosewater, robust Connecticut brown bread, zesty ginger nuts, and high-peaked White Mountain cake. Beginning with four chapters placing the region's best-known cookbook authors and their works in nuanced historical context, Keith Stavely and Kathleen Fitzgerald then proceed to offer a ten-chapter cornucopia of culinary temptation. Readers can sample regional offerings grouped into the categories of the liquid one-pot meal, fish, fowl, meat and game, pie, pudding, bread, and cake. Recipes are presented in their original textual forms and are accompanied by commentaries designed to make them more accessible to the modern reader. Each chapter, and each section within each chapter, is also prefaced by a brief introductory essay. From pottage to pie crust, from caudle to calf's head, historic methods and obscure meanings are thoroughly--sometimes humorously--explained. Going beyond reprints of single cookbooks and bland adaptations of historic recipes, this richly contextualized critical anthology puts the New England cooking tradition on display in all its unexpected--and delicious--complexity. Northern Hospitality will equip readers with all the tools they need for both historical understanding and kitchen adventure.

Out in Public

Configurations of Women's Bodies in Nineteenth-century America

Author: Alison Piepmeier

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807855690

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

View: 3800

Images of the corseted, domestic, white middle-class female and the black woman as slave mammy or jezebel loom large in studies of nineteenth-century womanhood, despite recent critical work exploring alternatives to those images. In Out in Public,

Atlantic Citizens

Author: Leslie Eckel

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748669396

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

View: 5941

This book uncovers startling contributions to transatlantic culture and makes the argument that literature is dependent upon other modes of professional creativity in order to thrive.

The Environmental Justice Reader

Politics, Poetics, & Pedagogy

Author: Joni Adamson,Mei Mei Evans,Rachel Stein

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816522071

Category: Nature

Page: 395

View: 896

A collection of essays on the environmental justice movement, examining the various ways that teaching, art, and political action affect change in environmental awareness and policies.

African Women Writing Resistance

An Anthology of Contemporary Voices

Author: Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez,Pauline Dongala,Omotayo Jolaosho,Anne Serafin

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299236633

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 337

View: 893

African Women Writing Resistance is the first transnational anthology to focus on women’s strategies of resistance to the challenges they face in Africa today. The anthology brings together personal narratives, testimony, interviews, short stories, poetry, performance scripts, folktales, and lyrics. Thematically organized, it presents women’s writing on such issues as intertribal and interethnic conflicts, the degradation of the environment, polygamy, domestic abuse, the controversial traditional practice of female genital cutting, Sharia law, intergenerational tensions, and emigration and exile. Contributors include internationally recognized authors and activists such as Wangari Maathai and Nawal El Saadawi, as well as a host of vibrant new voices from all over the African continent and from the African diaspora. Interdisciplinary in scope, this collection provides an excellent introduction to contemporary African women’s literature and highlights social issues that are particular to Africa but are also of worldwide concern. It is an essential reference for students of African studies, world literature, anthropology, cultural studies, postcolonial studies, and women’s studies. A Choice Outstanding Academic Book Outstanding Book, selected by the Public Library Association Best Books for High Schools, Best Books for Special Interests, and Best Books for Professional Use, selected by the American Association of School Libraries

Frontier Feminist

Clarina Howard Nichols and the Politics of Motherhood

Author: Marilyn S. Blackwell,Kristen Tegtmeier Oertel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 344

View: 7766

This comprehensive portrait of nineteenth-century reformer Clarina Howard Nichols uncovers the fascinating story of a complex woman and reveals her important role in women's rights, antislavery, and westward expansion.

Documentary Editing

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Criticism, Textual

Page: N.A

View: 9841

The Way of the Cross with the Carmelite Saints

Author: St. John of the Cross,St. Teresa of Avila,St. Therese of Lisieux,St. Edith Stein,Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinity,Sister Joseph Marie, CHT

Publisher: ICS Publications

ISBN: 1939272041

Category: Religion

Page: 98

View: 1866

This book offers one of the most fruitful and popular practices of Christian devotion: the Way of the Cross, or Stations of the Cross, from a Carmelite perspective. The reader has the opportunity to make the Way of the Cross with five inspiring Carmelite saints: John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, Thérèse of Lisieux, Edith Stein (Teresa Benedicta of the Cross) and Elizabeth of the Trinity. In effect, the book provides five different Ways of the Cross which the reader can use for prayer. A complete set of reflections from each saint includes a brief Scripture passage, followed by a selection from the saint’s writings; footnotes identify the source document for each. These saints have a perennial message for us, helping us to mine, as St. John of the Cross described it, the deep, inexhaustible love and riches of Christ, especially demonstrated in his Passion, death and resurrection. The Way of the Cross with the Carmelite Saints is an ideal prayer resource for the Lenten season, or for personal prayer and reflection at any time throughout the year.

Social Stories

The Magazine Novel in Nineteenth-century America

Author: Patricia Okker,Professor Patricia Okker

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813922409

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 202

View: 4443

Largely ignored in American literary history, the magazine novel was extremely popular throughout the nineteenth century, with editors describing the form as a virtual "necessity" for magazines. Unlike many previous studies of periodicals that focus often exclusively on elite literary magazines, Social Stories treats a variety of magazines and authors, ranging from Ann Stephens’s novels in fashionable magazines for women to William Dean Howells’s anxious investigation of modern mass culture in A Modern Instance. William Gilmore Simms’s pro-Southern antebellum novels, the publication of Martin Delany’s Blake in an African American magazine, Jeremy Belknap’s investigation of the racial and national politics of the early national period, and Rebecca Harding Davis’s efforts to make sense of race during Reconstruction all receive Patricia Okker’s careful attention. By exploring how magazine novelists addressed audiences that differed from one another in terms of race, region, class, and gender, Social Stories offers a narrative of the American magazine novel that emphasizes its direct engagement with social, political, and cultural issues of its day. Rejecting the association of novel reading with notions of the private, Okker convincingly argues that nineteenth-century magazine novels were indeed fiercely social. Created collaboratively with readers, editors, and authors, and read among a community of readers and other texts, the serial novel of the 1800s proved to be an ideal form for exploring the strategies Americans used and the obstacles they faced in forming and sustaining a collective sense of themselves. They are, in short, novels that tell stories about how—and whether—individuals can come together to form a society. Patricia Okker is Associate Professor of English at the University of Missouri, Columbia, and the author of Our Sister Editors: Sarah J. Hale and the Tradition of Nineteenth-Century American Women Editors.

The Lucky Ones

Our Stories of Adopting Children from China

Author: Ann Rauhala

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1554903203

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 350

View: 8050

From the early stages of the adoption process to bringing the child back home, this collection of personal stories reveals why parents who have adopted children from China feeldespite the challenges they've enduredtruly lucky. In one account, a woman contemplates her daughters lost heritage during a visit to a Chinese fertility temple; in another, a mother of Chinese descent reflects on the striking connections between her grandmother and her adopted daughter. One mother explores loss and grief among those who are abandoned, while another parent contemplates her child's inevitable difficulty learning English after hearing only Mandarin. A father creates an imaginary world for his daughters by writing stories about a girl detective solving crimes in Shanghai, and a single professional woman discusses how her daughter filled a void in her life. The memoirs are organized by the experience: starting with infertility then realizing a unique destinyturning bleak beginnings into happy endings.

Traveling Economies

American Women's Travel Writing

Author: Jennifer Bernhardt Steadman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780814210666

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

View: 3845

The black and white women travel writers whom Jennifer Bernhardt Steadman investigates in Traveling Economies astonish modern readers with their daring, stamina, and courage. That these women traveled at all is surprising: Nancy Prince spent nearly a decade as an African American member of the Russian Imperial Court; Amy Morris Bradley went to Costa Rica as a governess in hopes of saving her health and finances after years as an impoverished teacher in Maine; and Julia Archibald Holmes carried the banner of dress reform to the heights of Pikes Peak and to the pages of a feminist periodical. Developing the concept of the “ragged edge,” Steadman highlights these women's shared experiences of penury, work, and independence. Genteel poverty, black skin, outspoken feminism, or sometimes all three impacted the material conditions of their ragged-edge travel (early muckraking journalist Anne Royall walked until her feet were a bloody mass of blisters). Being on the ragged edge also affected the way they represented themselves and their travels (Mary Ann Shadd Cary presented her outspoken advocacy of black emigration to Canada as appropriately feminine). Frances Wright used her travel writing to imagine the new nation as a potential utopia for women citizens; she paid a high price for daring to try to change the social terrain she crossed. Steadman's interdisciplinary work with archives, newspapers, memoirs, and letters and her thoughtful close readings of the resulting evidence recover these important women's travels and writing and invite us to rethink where and how women went and what they wrote in antebellum America.

To Sappho, My Sister

Lesbian Sisters Write about Their Lives

Author: Lee Fleming

Publisher: Spinifex Press

ISBN: 9781875559480

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

View: 3598

In this one-of-a-kind anthology, lesbian sisters from several countries explore their relationships with one another. Through their words and photographs, both well-known and less-famous siblings reveal the many faces of lesbian sisterhood. Eighteen sets of lesbian sisters from Canada, the United States, Australia, Germany and Sweden share their insights and struggles in this fascinating chronicle of what it is like to grow up, come out, laugh, cry, work and live together, as sisters in a family and as lesbians in a world.

Atlantis

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Women

Page: N.A

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The Moon in the Nautilus Shell

Discordant Harmonies Reconsidered

Author: Daniel B. Botkin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019997697X

Category: Science

Page: 448

View: 8631

Why do we keep talking about so many environmental problems and rarely solve any? If these are scientific issues, then why can't scientists solve them or at least agree on what to do? In his new book, The Moon in the Nautilus Shell, ecologist Daniel Botkin explains why. For one thing, although we live in a world of constantly changing environments and talk a lot about climate change, most of our environmental laws, policies, and scientific premises are based on the idea that the environment is constant, never changing, except when people affect it. For another, we have lost contact with nature in personal ways. Disconnected from our surroundings, we lack the deep understanding and feelings about the environment to make meaningful judgments. The environment has become just another one of those special interests that interferes with our lives. Poised to be a core text of the twenty-first century environmental movement, The Moon in the Nautilus Shell challenges us to think critically about our role in nature.