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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/9780199743483.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter features the poem “Woman’s Hard Fate,” which describes the relations between women and men using metaphors of sovereignty and slavery. Written by an anonymous author and first published ... 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


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


Susanna Wright (1697–1784)

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/9780199743483.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

In 1714, Susanna Wright migrated to Pennsylvania with her parents, who were both Quakers. She got in contact with many of the leading intellectuals of eighteenth-century Philadelphia such as Benjamin ... More


Aphra Behn (1640–1689)

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/9780199743483.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

One of the first English women to make her living by writing, Aphra Behn took revolutionary inspiration from libertinism. In 1663, Behn traveled to Suriname, using her experience there to write the ... More


Sarah Fyge Egerton (1670–1723)

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/9780199743483.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

In 1685, Sarah Fyge Egerton, who was only 14 at the time, wrote The Female Advocate as a response to the poet Robert Gould’s anti-feminist satire Love Given O’re (1682). In The Female Advocate, ... 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/9780199743483.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter features a poem entitled “Cloe to Artemisa,” an indictment of the inequalities of sex and foibles of sexuality. Written by an anonymous author and published in a London magazine in 1720, ... More


Elizabeth Magawley

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/9780199743483.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter features Elizabeth Magawley’s letter to the editor of the Philadelphia American Weekly Mercury, published in January 1730–1731. Using the pseudonym “Generosa,” Magawley wrote the letter ... 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/9780199743483.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter features the poem “The Lady’s Complaint,” which uses ballad meter to tell the story of a mourning woman forsaken by her lover. Written by an anonymous author and first published in the ... More


Damma/Marotta/Magdalena

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/9780199743483.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

Marotta, a woman of African descent, was a leader of an Afro-Moravian community on the Caribbean island of St. Thomas, a Danish colony. The Moravians were an evangelical Protestant faith known for ... More


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