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Title Before they could vote : American women's autobiographical writing, 1819-1919 / edited by Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson
Published Madison, Wis. ; London : University of Wisconsin Press, [2006]


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Description xii, 454 pages ; 23 cm
Series Wisconsin studies in autobiography
Wisconsin studies in autobiography.
Contents Machine derived contents note: Contents -- Introduction: Lives in Public: Women Writing Autobiographically, 1819¿1919 000 -- Rose Butler. An Authentic Statement of the Case and Conduct of Rose Butler, who was tried, convicted, and executed for the crime of arson. 1819. 000 -- Mary Jemison. From A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison (as told to James E. Seaver). 1824. 000 -- Jarena Lee. From The Life and Religious Experience of Jarena Lee. 1836. 000 -- Fanny Kemble. From Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation, 1838 ¿39. 1863. 000 -- Margaret Fuller. Selections from ¿Youth.¿ In Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli. 1852. 000 -- Adele Jewel. ¿A Brief Narrative of the Life of Adele Jewel.¿ 1869. 000 -- M. Carey Thomas. From her ¿Early Journals.¿ 1874/78. 000 -- Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins. From¿The Yakima Affair.¿ From Life Among the Piutes. 1872. 000 -- Eulalia Pérez. ¿A Life and Its Memories¿ (as told to Thomas Savage). 1877. 000 -- Lucy Larcom.¿Beginning to Work.¿ From A New England Girlhood. 1889. 000 -- Sarah Orne Jewett. ¿Looking Back on Girlhood.¿ 1892. 000 -- Fannie Barrier Williams. ¿The Club Movement among Colored Women in America.¿ 1900. 000 -- Zitkala ¿a. ¿Impressions of an Indian Childhood.¿¿School Days of an Indian Girl.¿ ¿An Indian Teacher among the Indians.¿¿Why I Am a Pagan.¿ 1900¿02, 1914. 000 -- Mary Austin.¿Nurslings of the Sky.¿ From The Land of Little Rain. 1903. 000 -- Mary MacLane. ¿Mary MacLane Meets the Vampire on the Isle of Treacherous Delights.¿ 1910. 000 -- Mary Antin. ¿The Promised Land.¿ From The Promised Land. 1912. 000 -- Anonymous --¿¿More Slavery at the South ¿ by a Negro Nurse.¿ From The Independent. 1912. 000 -- ¿¿Experiences of the Race Problem¿¿by a Southern White Woman.¿ From The Independent. 1904. 000 -- ¿ ¿The Race Problem¿An Autobiography¿ by a Southern Colored Woman.¿ From The Independent. 1904. 000 -- ¿¿Observations of the Southern Race Feeling¿ by a Northern Woman. ¿ From The Independent. 1904. 000 -- Harriet Quimby. "How I Made My First Big Flight Abroad: My Flight Across the English Channel." 1912. 000 -- Sui Sin Far. ¿Leaves from the Mental Portfolio of an Eurasian.¿ ¿Sui Sin Far, the Half-Chinese Writer, Tells of Her Career.¿ 1909/10, 1913. 000 --¿Madeleine.¿ From Madeleine: An Autobiography. 1919. 000
Summary The life narratives in this collection are by ethnically diverse women of energy and ambition - some well known, some forgotten over generations - who confronted barriers of gender, class, race, and sexual difference as they pursued or adapted to adventurous new lives in a rapidly changing America. The engaging selections - from captivity narratives to letters, manifestos, criminal confessions, and childhood sketches - span a hundred years in which women increasingly asserted themselves publicly. Some rose to positions of prominence as writers, activists, and artists; some sought education or wrote to support themselves and their families; some transgressed social norms in search of new possibilities. Each woman's story is strikingly individual, yet the brief narratives in this anthology collectively chart bold new visions of women's agency
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 447-454)
Subject Women -- United States -- Biography.
Women -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Women -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
Women's studies -- United States -- Biographical methods
Autobiography -- Women authors.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Author Smith, Sidonie.
Watson, Julia, 1945-
LC no. 2006006984
ISBN 9780299220501 cased
0299220508 cased
9780299220549 paperback
0299220540 paperback