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Stowe's Truths: Privacy, Privation, and The Mob

Katherine Adams

in Owning Up: Privacy, Property, and Belonging in U.S. Women's Life Writing, 1840-1890

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195336801
eISBN:
9780199868360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336801.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines mid-19th-century U.S. privacy discourse in its dystopian aspect, where privacy is a force that threatens to invade the ... More


The Ethical Bind of Sentimentalism: Rhetorical Intimacy in the Public Sphere and the Many Narratives of Sojourner Truth

Naomi Greyser

in On Sympathetic Grounds: Race, Gender, and Affective Geographies in Nineteenth-Century North America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190460983
eISBN:
9780190461003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190460983.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter maps intimacy in the public sphere and the alternately ethical and exploitative cross-racial bonds sentimentalists have cultivated. The chapter focuses on the challenges Sojourner Truth ... More


The Shadow and the Substance of Sojourner Truth

Lisa Pace Vetter

in The Political Thought of America's Founding Feminists

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479853342
eISBN:
9781479867752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479853342.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The chapter explores the important yet neglected theoretical contributions of Sojourner Truth. Because she was illiterate, Truth left behind no writings in her own hand. Yet fragmentary evidence ... More


Coming Together, 1862–1872

Nancy A. Hewitt

in Radical Friend: Amy Kirby Post and Her Activist Worlds

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640327
eISBN:
9781469641423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640327.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The eruption of Civil War led activists who had pursued distinct strategies to coalesce around support for emancipation and aid to escaped slaves. Rochester’s competing networks of women ... More


Precarious Evidence: Sojourner Truth and the Matthias Scandal

Jeannine Marie DeLombard

in Slavery on Trial: Law, Abolitionism, and Print Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807830864
eISBN:
9781469605791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887738_delombard.6
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Unitarian minister and abolitionist Moncure Daniel Conway's anecdote of the 4 July 1854 Framingham Grove gathering captures the testimonial posture that authorized the morally upright slave witness, ... More


Introduction: Imperiled Privacy

Katherine Adams

in Owning Up: Privacy, Property, and Belonging in U.S. Women's Life Writing, 1840-1890

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195336801
eISBN:
9780199868360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336801.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This introductory chapter begins with a reading of “The Right to Privacy,” an 1890 legal essay by Samuel Warren and Louis Brandeis in response ... More


Muscle Memory: Building the Body Politic of Character in Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the National Police Gazette

James B. Salazar

in Bodies of Reform: The Rhetoric of Character in Gilded Age America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741306
eISBN:
9780814786536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741306.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes the historicizing function of muscle building in literary naturalism and the physical-culture movement of the late nineteenth century. It begins by considering Sojourner Truth's ... More


Shifting Alliances, 1849–1853

Nancy A. Hewitt

in Radical Friend: Amy Kirby Post and Her Activist Worlds

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640327
eISBN:
9781469641423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640327.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1849, Harriet Jacobs joined Posts’ household after Nell returned to Boston, and Sojourner Truth befriended Amy in 1851. The Posts invited black and white friends to their home, and Amy helped ... More


The Voyage of Life and Equal Opportunity

Corinne T. Field

in The Struggle for Equal Adulthood: Gender, Race, and the Fight for Citizenship in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469618142
eISBN:
9781469618166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618142.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the contention by women's rights activists that every individual should be given an equal opportunity to navigate his or her own voyage of life. It considers the temporal idea ... More


Slavery, American Graphic Culture, and Print Satire

Marcus Wood

in Black Milk: Imagining Slavery in the Visual Cultures of Brazil and America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199274574
eISBN:
9780191741784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274574.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes the full range of woodcut, engraved, and lithographic visual satire generated in North America around the subjects of Atlantic slavery, the slave trade, and the Civil War. ... More


The Political Thought of America's Founding Feminists

Lisa Pace Vetter

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479853342
eISBN:
9781479867752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479853342.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Frances Wright (1795–1852), Harriet Martineau (1802–1876), Angelina Grimké (1805–1879), Sarah Grimké (1792–1873), Lucretia Mott (1793–1880), Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815–1902), and Sojourner Truth ... More


Chaotic Justice: Rethinking African American Literary History

John Ernest

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833377
eISBN:
9781469605074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898505_ernest
Subject:
History, African-American History

What is African American about African American literature? Why identify it as a distinct tradition? This book contends that too often scholars have relied on naive concepts of race, superficial ... More


Slavery on Trial: Law, Abolitionism, and Print Culture

Jeannine Marie DeLombard

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807830864
eISBN:
9781469605791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887738_delombard
Subject:
History, Cultural History

America's legal consciousness was high during the era that saw the imprisonment of abolitionist editor William Lloyd Garrison, the execution of slave revolutionary Nat Turner, and the hangings of ... More


Conclusion: Musical without End

Brian Roberts

in Blackface Nation: Race, Reform, and Identity in American Popular Music, 1812-1925

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226451503
eISBN:
9780226451787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451787.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter argues that there is a reason few Americans today have ever heard of the Hutchinson Family singers, while manifestations of the minstrel perception – such as college blackface parties – ... More


Fearing God and Not Man: Prophetic Vocation

Christopher Z. Hobson

in The Mount of Vision: African American Prophetic Tradition, 1800-1950

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199895861
eISBN:
9780199980109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895861.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Besides speaking prophetically, the book’s subjects thought as prophets and viewed their roles as prophetic. Ideas about prophecy influenced their readings of history and shaped their works, which ... More


Epilogue: The Edenic Inheritance

Zachary McLeod Hutchins

in Inventing Eden: Primitivism, Millennialism, and the Making of New England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199998142
eISBN:
9780199382415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199998142.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

The epilogue traces the influence of New England’s edenic influence on the formation of American identity by way of Benjamin Franklin, a Freemason who adopted and adapted edenic ideals in ways that ... More


Introduction

Nancy A. Hewitt

in Radical Friend: Amy Kirby Post and Her Activist Worlds

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640327
eISBN:
9781469641423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640327.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The life of Amy Kirby Post reveals an egalitarian, interracial, and mixed-sex network of activists who worked across the nineteenth century to achieve a democratic vision of social justice. Ties of ... More


The Demise and Legacy of the Pinkster Festival

Jeroen Dewulf

in The Pinkster King and the King of Kongo: The Forgotten History of America's Dutch-Owned Slaves

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496808813
eISBN:
9781496808851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808813.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

A final chapter, entitled “The Demise and Legacy of the Pinkster Festival,” analyzes the circumstances leading to the prohibition of Pinkster celebrations in Albany in 1811. It explains how the ... More


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