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Counting Bodies: Population in Colonial American Writing

Molly Farrell

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190277314
eISBN:
9780190277338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277314.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Quantifiable citizenship—in the form of birth certificates, census forms, and immigration quotas—is so ubiquitous that today it appears ahistorical. Yet before the modern colonial era, there was ... More


Mary Leapor (1722–1746)

Lisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks, and Caroline Wigginton (eds)

in Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199743483
eISBN:
9780190252830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199743483.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

Mary Leapor was taught by her parents, Ann and Philip Leapor, to read and write, but she became fascinated with poetry. The first edition of her poems attracted the attention of the novelist Samuel ... More


Mary “Molly” Brant/Tekonwatonti/Konwatsi-Tsiaienni (Mohawk; 1735/6–1796)

Lisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks, and Caroline Wigginton (eds)

in Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199743483
eISBN:
9780190252830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199743483.003.0032
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

Mary Brant belonged to a politically influential Mohawk family during the American Revolution. She was the wife of the British Superintendent of Indian Affairs Sir William Johnson. Because of her ... More


Anonymous

Lisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks, and Caroline Wigginton (eds)

in Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199743483
eISBN:
9780190252830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199743483.003.0053
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

On April 25, 1795, the New York magazine Weekly Museum published a poem entitled “Rights of Woman” from an anonymous author. The author emphasizes the application of the universal human rights ... More


Anna Seward (1747–1809)

Lisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks, and Caroline Wigginton (eds)

in Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199743483
eISBN:
9780190252830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199743483.003.0055
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

Anna Seward was an unmarried poet, novelist, and essayist known for her relationships with women. As a young girl, Seward became close to Honora Sneyd, who was adopted by the Seward family. She wrote ... More


Counting in King Philip’s War

Molly Farrell

in Counting Bodies: Population in Colonial American Writing

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190277314
eISBN:
9780190277338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277314.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Chapter Three argues that counting population numbers was central to the ways in which second-generation Anglo-Americans wrote about wars of territorial expansion. It shows how English settler ... More


Introduction

Lisa L. Moore and Joanna Brooks

in Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199743483
eISBN:
9780190252830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199743483.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

This book brings together the voices and writings of English-speaking women that circulated around the North Atlantic during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. From Abigail Adams and Nanye’hi ... More


Mary Astell (1663–1731)

Lisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks, and Caroline Wigginton (eds)

in Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199743483
eISBN:
9780190252830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199743483.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

A political philosopher and religious writer, Mary Astell is known for her advocacy of women’s education. Astell was one of the High Church Anglican women intellectuals living in the Chelsea section ... More


Mary Collier (b. 1679)

Lisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks, and Caroline Wigginton (eds)

in Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199743483
eISBN:
9780190252830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199743483.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

In 1739, Mary Collier composed her first known poem, The Woman’s Labour, while working as a washerwoman. The poem was a rejoinder to Stephen Duck’s 1730 poem The Thresher’s Labour, in which he ... More


Coosaponakeesa/Mary Musgrove Mathews Bosomworth (Creek; ca. 1700–1767)

Lisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks, and Caroline Wigginton (eds)

in Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199743483
eISBN:
9780190252830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199743483.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

Coosaponakeesa, the daughter of a white trader and a Creek woman, worked as an interpreter and diplomat for James Oglethorpe, governor of the English colony of Georgia. In that capacity, ... More


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