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Author Boisseau, Tracey Jean.

Title White queen : May French-Sheldon and the imperial origins of American feminist identity / Tracey Jean Boisseau
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 258 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: A Tale of Imperial Feminism -- First Woman Explorer of Africa: The 1891 Expedition -- The Caravan Trek to Kilimanjaro -- Self-Discovery -- Forging a Feminine Colonial Method -- Sex and the Sultans -- Confessions of a White Queen -- Agent for Empire: Interventions in Central and West Africa, 1903-1908 -- An Imperial Spy in the Congo -- A Plantation Mistress in Liberia -- Feminist for a New Generation: Mastering Femininity in 1920s America -- Taking Feminism on the Road -- Masquerading as the Subject of Feminism -- The Queen, the Sheik, the Sultana, and the Female Spectator -- Conclusion: The White Queen in the Mirror, or Reflections on the Construction of White Feminist Identity
Summary Tracey Jean Boisseau's reading of the "White Queen" (which refers to May French-Sheldon's 1891 expedition to East Africa) connects popular notions of American feminism, American national identity, and the reorientation of Euro-American imperialism at the turn of the century
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-249) and index
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Subject Sheldon, Mary French, 1847-1936.
Feminism -- United States -- History.
Feminists -- United States -- Biography.
Nationalism and feminism -- United States.
Women explorers -- Africa -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003023181
ISBN 0253111021 (electronic bk.)
0253216699 (paperback; alk. paper)
0253343895 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780253111029 (electronic bk.)
9780253216694 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780253343895 (cloth ; alk. paper)