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Author Murray, Judith Sargent, 1751-1820.

Title Selected writings of Judith Sargent Murray / edited by Sharon M. Harris
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1995
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Description 1 online resource (xliv, 272 pages)
Series Women writers in English 1350-1850
Women writers in English 1350-1850.
Contents Selected essays. On the equality of the sexes -- Observations on female abilities -- Desultory thoughts upon the utility of encouraging a degree of self-complacency, especially in female bosoms -- Sketch of the present situation of America, 1794 -- Necessity of religion, especially in adversity -- Spirit independent of matter -- Selected letters -- The traveler returned -- Story of Margaretta
Summary * Includes selections from The Gleaner, her major work, and other publications As a novelist, essayist, dramatist, and poet, Judith Sargent Murray candidly and often humorously asserted her opinions about the social and political conditions of women in late eighteenth-century America. As a committed feminist, she urged American women to enter a 'new era in female history', yet published her own writings under a man's name in the hopes of more widely disseminating her ideas
Analysis English literature
United States
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Feminism -- United States -- History -- 18th century -- Literary collections.
Women -- United States -- History -- 18th century -- Literary collections.
Genre/Form History.
Literary collections.
Form Electronic book
Author Harris, Sharon M.
LC no. 95003580
ISBN 0195078837 (cloth ; acid-free paper)
0195100387 (paperback; acid-free paper)
1423737040 (electronic bk.)
9780195078831 (cloth ; acid-free paper)
9780195100389 (paperback; acid-free paper)
9781423737049 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; acid-free paper)
(paperback; acid-free paper)
Other Titles Works. Selections. 1995