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Full Development or Self-Restraint: Middle-Class Women and Working-Class Elevation

Sylvia Jenkins Cook

in Working Women, Literary Ladies: The Industrial Revolution and Female Aspiration

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195327809
eISBN:
9780199870547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327809.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter explores the later decades of the 19th century, when women's factory labor was no longer a novelty, and industrial and class tensions were becoming increasingly the focus of reforming ... More


Woman's Rights and Woman's Wrongs: 1869–1872

Joan D. Hedrick

in Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096392
eISBN:
9780199854288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096392.003.0026
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the same month in which Harriet Beecher Stowe read the Nation's review of Oldtown Folks, she began designing a public defense of a wronged woman, a woman whose very silence was now being used ... More


Refusing Middle Age

Dale M. Bauer

in Sex Expression and American Women Writers 1860–1940

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832301
eISBN:
9781469605647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887691_bauer.7
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter explores the changes in how several American women writers—from Rebecca Harding Davis to Willa Cather—imagined the oversexualization of working women and then the undersexualization, ... More


Slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction

Theresa Lloyd (ed.)

in Writing Appalachia: An Anthology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813178790
eISBN:
9780813178806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.003.0702
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

Discusses Appalachia’s African American citizens during the pre- and post-Civil War years. The presence of slavery and African Americans in the region has often been obscured by myths and incorrect ... More


Objects and Ideas

Sarah Anne Carter

in Object Lessons: How Nineteenth-Century Americans Learned to Make Sense of the Material World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190225032
eISBN:
9780190908317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190225032.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Cultural History

Chapter 5 explores broader political, economic, psychological, literary, and intellectual meanings of the object lesson, presenting it as a key way of reasoning in and about nineteenth-century ... More


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