American women prose writers to 1820 /
edited by Carla Mulford, with Angela Vietto and Amy E. Winans.
Detroit : Gale Research, c1999.
xxx, 541 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
0787618551 (alk. paper)
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Detroit : Gale Research, c1999.
0787618551 (alk. paper)
general note
"A Bruccoli Clark Layman book."
Includes cumulative index to DLB, vols. 1-200, DLB yearbook, 1980-1997, and DLB documentary series, vols. 1-18).
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references (p. 465-468).
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Appeared in Choice on 1999-07-01:
As an introduction to women writers in Colonial and early national periods of American society, this volume is invaluable. Acknowledging the predominance of white Anglo-American writers in the 59 entries, editors Mulford and Vietto (Pennsylvania State Univ.) and Winans (Susquehanna Univ.) selected a broad range of writers who receive scholarly attention. Other criteria include location (New England, southern states, the Western frontier, and the Caribbean) and use of major prose genres--diaries, letters, memoirs, captivity narratives, conduct literature, botanical and religious writing. An appendix, "Woman's Work, Woman's Sphere: Selected Comments from Women Writers," offers primary material. Highly recommended. N. Knipe Colorado College
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