Welcome to the new site of Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers!
In the coming months, we will continue to build our new website and to migrate remaining content from our old web location, for which we appreciate your patience.
Legacy is the only scholarly journal to focus specifically on American women’s writings from the seventeenth through the early twentieth century. Each issue’s articles cover a wide range of topics: examinations of the works of individual authors; genre studies; analyses of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and sexualities in women’s literature; and historical and material cultural issues pertinent to women’s lives and literary works. In addition, Legacy regularly publishes profiles of lesser-known or newly recovered authors, reprints of primary works in all genres, and book reviews covering current scholarship in the field.
Legacy is the official journal of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers.