Bookshelf 26.2

Legacy Bookshelf

Accompanying Issue 26.2

Compiled by Lisa M. Thomas
University of California, San Diego 

Below is a selected sampling of current books, articles, and dissertations relevant to the study of American women writers from the seventeenth through the early twentieth centuries. Prices, unless otherwise indicated, are for hardcover editions.

Individual Authors

Addams, Jane

Fischer, Marilyn, Carol Nackenoff, and Wendy Chmielewski, eds. Jane Addams and the Practice of Democracy. Champaign: U of Illinois P, 2009. 248 pp. $65.00 cloth/$25.00 paper.

Joslin, Katherine. Jane Addams: A Writer’s Life. Champaign: U of Illinois P, 2009. 328 pp. $19.95 paper.

Bishop, Elizabeth

Bowles-Smith, Emily. “Aphra Behn’s Triumph in Elizabeth Bishop’s ‘From the Country to the City.'”Notes and Queries 55.4 (2008): 505-06.

Corelle, Laurel Snow. A Poet’s High Argument: Elizabeth Bishop and Christianity. Columbia: U of South Carolina P, 2008. 152 pp. $34.95 cloth.

Hoff, Ann K. “Owning Memory: Elizabeth Bishop’s Authorial Restraint.” Biography 31.4 (2008): 577-94.

MacArthur, Marit J. “‘In a Room’: Elizabeth Bishop in Europe, 1935-1937.” Texas Studies in Literature and Language 50.4 (2008): 408-42.

Pickard, Zachariah. Elizabeth Bishop’s Poetics of Description. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s UP, 2009. 220 pp. $75.00 cloth.

Travisano, Thomas, and Saskia Hamilton, eds. Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2008. 928 pp. $45.00.

Burton, María Amparo Ruiz de

Moyna, María Irene. “Portrayals of Spanish in 19th-Century American Prose: María Amparo Ruiz de Burton’s The Squatter and the Don.” Language and Literature 17.3 (2008): 235-52.

Raab, Josef. “The Imagined and Inter-American Community of María Amparo Ruiz de Burton.”Amerikastudien/American Studies 53.1 (2008): 77-95.

Cadwalader, Priscilla Hunt

Hamm, Thomas D. “Quakerism, Ministry, Marriage, and Divorce: The Ordeal of Priscilla Hunt Cadwalader.” Journal of the Early Republic 28.3 (2008): 407-31.

Callahan, S. Alice

Mollis, Kara. “Teaching ‘Dear Mihia’: Sentimentalism and Cross-Cultural Education in S. Alice Callahan’s Wynema: A Child of the Forest.” MELUS 33.3 (2008): 111-29.

Cather, Willa

Abbott, Traci B. “‘A Good Girl Like Nancy’: Willa Cather’s Sapphira and the Slave Girl.” Southern Quarterly 46.1 (2008): 26-45.

Chopin, Kate

Camastra, Nicole. “Venerable Sonority in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening.” American Literary Realism 40.2 (2008): 154-66.

Ostman, Heather, ed. Kate Chopin in the Twenty-First Century: New Critical Essays. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2008. 170 pp. $59.99.

Russell, David. “A Vision of Reunion: Kate Chopin’s At Fault.” Southern Quarterly 46.1 (2008): 8-25.

Zaugg, Brigitte. “Kate Chopin and Ellen Glasgow: Between Visibility and Oblivion.” Résonances 10 (2008): 179-202.

Cooke, Rose Terry

Comment, Kristin M. “‘When it ceases to be silly it becomes actually wrong’: The Cultural Contexts of Female Homoerotic Desire in Rose Terry Cooke’s ‘My Visitation.'” Legacy 26.1 (2009): 26-47.

Holly, Carol. “How Freedom Becomes Free: Religious Conversion in Rose Terry Cooke’s ‘Freedom Wheeler’s Controversy with Providence.'” American Literary Realism 40.3 (2008): 248-61.

Cooper, Anna Julia

May, Vivian M. “‘By a Black Woman of the South’: Race, Place, and Gender in the Work of Anna Julia Cooper.” Southern Quarterly 45.3 (2008): 127-52.

—. “‘It Is Never a Question of the Slaves’: Anna Julia Cooper’s Challenge to History’s Silences in Her 1925 Sorbonne Thesis.” Callaloo 31.3 (2008): 903-18.

Cooper, Susan Fenimore

Johnson, Rochelle L. Passions for Nature: Nineteenth-Century America’s Aesthetics of Alienation. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2009. 320 pp. $69.95 cloth/$24.95 paper. [Includes Susan Fenimore Cooper.]

Dickinson, Emily

Deppman, Jed. Trying to Think with Emily Dickinson. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 2008. 288 pp. $26.95 paper/$80.00 cloth.

Finnerty, Páraic. Emily Dickinson’s Shakespeare. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 2008. 280 pp. $28.95 paper.

François, Anne-Lise. Open Secrets: The Literature of Uncounted Experience. Palo Alto: Stanford UP, 2008. 328 pp. $45.50 cloth/$17.46 paper. [Includes Emily Dickinson.]

Franke, William. “‘The Missing All’: Emily Dickinson’s Apophatic Poetics.” Christianity and Literature58.1 (2008): 61-80.

Keane, Patrick J. Emily Dickinson’s Approving God: Divine Design and the Problem of Suffering. Columbia: U of Missouri P, 2008. 272 pp. $39.95 paper.

Knickerbocker, Scott. “Emily Dickinson’s Ethical Artifice.” Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 15.2 (2008): 185-97.

Lokke, Kari. “Learning from Excess: Emily Dickinson and Bettine von Arnim’s Die Günderode.”Romantic Border Crossings. Ed. Jeffrey Cass and Larry Peer. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008. 159-67. 238 pp. $99.95.

Mamunes, George. “So Has a Daisy Vanished”: Emily Dickinson and Tuberculosis. Jefferson: McFarland, 2008. 211 pp. $39.95 paper.

Morgan, Victoria. “‘Repairing Everywhere without Design?’ Industry, Revery, and Relation in Emily Dickinson’s Bee Imagery.” Shaping Belief: Culture, Politics, and Religion in Nineteenth-Century Writing. Ed. Victoria Morgan and Clare Williams. Liverpool: Liverpool UP, 2008. 77-93. 256 pp. $85.00 cloth.

Smith, Martha Nell, ed. A Companion to Emily Dickinson. Malden: Blackwell, 2008. 544 pp. $171.24.

Wineapple, Brenda. “Her Own Society: When Emily Dickinson and Her Radical Friend Thomas Wentworth Higginson Met for the First Time.” American Scholar 77.3 (2008): 81-87.

See also Emily Dickinson International Society Bulletin.

See also Emily Dickinson Journal.

Edge, Rosalie

Furmansky, Dyana Z. Rosalie Edge, Hawk of Mercy: The Activist Who Saved Nature from the Conservationists. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2009. 376 pp. $28.95 cloth.

Evans, Augusta Jane

Fox-Genovese, Elizabeth. “Religion, Meaning, and Identity in Women’s Writing.” Common Knowledge 14.1 (2008): 16-28.

Far, Sui Sin (Edith Maude Eaton)

Chapman, Mary. “A ‘Revolution in Ink’: Sui Sin Far and Chinese Reform Discourse.” American Quarterly 60.4 (2008): 975-1001.

Degenhardt, Jane Hwang. “Situating the Essential Alien: Sui Sin Far’s Depiction of Chinese-White Marriage and the Exclusionary Logic of Citizenship.” Modern Fiction Studies 54.4 (2008): 654-88.

Goudie, Sean X. “Toward a Definition of Caribbean American Regionalism: Contesting Anglo-America’s Caribbean Designs in Mary Seacole and Sui Sin Far.” American Literature 80.2 (2008): 293-322.

Fauset, Jessie

Tomlinson, Susan. “Teaching Jessie Fauset’s Plum Bun.” Teaching the Harlem Renaissance: Course Design and Classroom Strategies. Ed. Michael Soto. New York: Peter Lang. 115-21. 247 pp. $99.95.

Foster, Hannah Webster

Weyler, Karen A. “Marriage, Coverture, and the Companionate Ideal in The Coquette and Dorval.”Legacy 26.1 (2009): 1-25.

Freeman, Mary E. Wilkins

Garvey, Ellen Gruber. “Less Work for ‘Mother’: Rural Readers, Farm Papers, and the Makeover of ‘The Revolt of “Mother.”‘” Legacy 26.1 (2009): 119-35.

Noe, Marcia, and Ashley Hopkins. “Illuminating the Rhetorical Dimensions of Mary E. Wilkins Freeman’s ‘A Mistaken Charity’ and Sarah Orne Jewett’s ‘The Town Poor,’ with an Annotated Bibliography.” Eureka Studies in Teaching Short Fiction 9.1 (2008): 24-46.

Frémont, Jessie Benton

Denton, Sally. Passion and Principle: John and Jessie Frémont, the Couple Whose Power, Politics, and Love Shaped Nineteenth-Century America. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2009. 496 pp. $21.95.

Grant, David. “‘Our Nation’s Hope Is She’: The Cult of Jessie Frémont in the Republican Campaign Poetry of 1856.” Journal of American Studies 42.2 (2008): 187-213.

Gilman, Charlotte Perkins

Ayan, Meryem. “Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’: The Feminist Identity.” Representing Minorities: Studies in Literature and Criticism. Ed. Larbi Touaf and Soumia Boutkhil. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2008. 74-90. 251 pp. $35.99 paper.

Cadwallader, Robin L. “Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Women’s Clothing Options: Then and Now.”Pennsylvania English 29.1-2 (Fall 2006 & Spring 2007): 16-32.

Hobbs, Amy. “‘The Woman Woke Up’: Women’s Club’s Progressive Rhetoric in Gilman’s Early Utopian Novels.” CEA Critic 70.2 (2008): 31-45.

Kalish, Catherine. “The New Feminist Socialism: Community in the Writings of Charlotte Perkins Gilman.” Eureka Studies in Teaching Short Fiction 9.1 (2008): 127-36.

Glasgow, Ellen

Rué, Emma Domínguez. “Sleeping with the Enemy: The Nightmare of Domesticity in Mary Wollstonecraft’s and Ellen Glasgow’s Gothic Fiction.” Sites of Female Terror/En torno a la mujer y el terror. Ed. Ana Antón-Pacheco Bravo, et al. Cizur Menor: Aranzadi, 2008. 65-73. 405 pp. No price listed.

See Zaugg on Chopin.

See also Ellen Glasgow Newsletter.

Gould, Elizabeth Porter

Whitley, Edward. “Elizabeth Porter Gould, Author of Leaves of Grass: Gender, Editing, and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Marketplace.” ELH 75.2 (2008): 471-96.

Harper, Frances Ellen Watkins

Johnson, Sherita L. “‘In the Sunny South’: Reconstructing Frances Harper as Southern.” Southern Quarterly 45.3 (2008): 70-85.

Holmes, Mary Jane

Cummins, Amy. “‘There Was Nothing Terrible to Him in a Bookish Woman’: Education and Vocation in ‘Bad Spelling’ by Mary Jane Holmes.” Eureka Studies in Teaching Short Fiction9.1 (2008): 157-65.

Jacobs, Harriet

Warner, Anne Bradford. “Harriet Jacobs at Home in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.” Southern Quarterly 45.3 (2008): 30-47.

James, Alice Howe Gibbens

Gunter, Susan E. Alice in Jamesland: The Story of Alice Howe Gibbens James. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2009. 504 pp. $50.00.

Keckley, Elizabeth

Criniti, Steve. “Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years a Fairy Godmother: Dressmaking as Self-Making in Elizabeth Keckley’s Autobiography.” American Transcendental Quarterly 22.1 (2008): 309-26.

Lazarus, Emma

Cavitch, Max. “Emma Lazarus and the Golem of Liberty.” The Traffic in Poems: Nineteenth Century Poetry and Transatlantic Exchange. Ed. Meredith L. McGill. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 2008. 97-122. 272 pp. $24.95.

Mena, María Cristina

Toth, Margaret A. “Framing the Body: Imperialism and Visual Discourse in María Cristina Mena’s Short Fiction.” Legacy 26.1 (2009): 92-118.

Moore, Marianne

Kahan, Benjamin. “‘The Viper’s Traffic-Knot’: Celibacy and Queerness in the ‘Late’ Marianne Moore.” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 14.4 (2008): 509-35.

Miller, Cristanne. “‘By-play’: The Radical Rhythms of Marianne Moore.” Foreign Literature Studies30.6 (2008): 20-32.

—. “Distrusting: Marianne Moore on Feeling and War in the 1940s.” American Literature 80.2 (2008): 353-79.

White, Heather Cass, ed. A-quiver with Significance: Marianne Moore, 1932-1936. Victoria: U of Victoria P, 2008. 170 pp. $22.00 paper.

Mourning Dove (Humishuma/Christine Quintasket)

Narduzzi, Dilia. “Modern Female Aboriginal Subjectivity (in) the Land: Mourning Dove’s Cogewea.”Mosaic 41.1 (2008): 61-76.

Murray, Judith Sargent

Desiderio, Jennifer. “The Periodical as Monitorial and Interactive Space in Judith Sargent Murray’sThe Gleaner.” American Periodicals 18.1 (2008): 1-25.

Skemp, Sheila L. First Lady of Letters: Judith Sargent Murray and the Struggle for Female Independence. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2009. 512 pp. $39.95 cloth.

Oatman, Olive

Mifflin, Margot. The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2009. 304 pp. $24.95.

Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart

Harde, Roxanne. “‘God, or Something Like That’: Elizabeth Stuart Phelps’s Christian Spritualism.”Women’s Writing 15.3 (2008): 348-70.

Sohn, Jeonghee. “Elizabeth Stuart Phelps’s The Silent Partner: The Possibility of Female Bonding beyond Class Difference.” Feminist Studies in English Literature 16.1 (2008): 27-48.

Porter, Katherine Anne

Crabtree-Sinnett, Claire. “Intensities of Consciousness: Delusion, Dream, and Delirium in Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway and Katherine Anne Porter’s ‘Pale Horse, Pale Rider.'” B. A. S.: British and American Studies 14 (2008): 181-92.

Pound, Louise

Cochran, Robert. Louise Pound: Scholar, Athlete, Feminist Pioneer. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2009. 360 pp. $40.00.

Krohn, Marie. Louise Pound: The 19th Century Iconoclast Who Forever Changed America’s Views about Women, Academics, and Sports. Clearfield: American Legacy Historical, 2008. 300 pp. $17.95 paper.

Purdy, Nina Sutherland

See Garvey on Freeman.

Sigourney, Lydia

Parille, Ken. “‘What Our Boys Are Reading’: Lydia Sigourney, Francis Forrester, and Boyhood Literacy in Nineteenth-Century America.” Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 33.1 (2008): 4-25.

Wry, Joan R. “Lydia Sigourney’s ‘To a Shred of Linen’: Lineaments of the Domestic and the Sublime.” American Transcendental Quarterly 22.2 (2008): 403-14.

Singmaster, Elsie

Hill, Susan Colestock. Heart Language: Elsie Singmaster and Her Pennsylvania German Writings. University Park: Pennsylvania State UP, 2009. 280 pp. $40.00 cloth.

Stein, Gertrude

Galow, Timothy W. “Gertrude Stein’s Everybody’s Autobiography and the Art of Contradictions.”Journal of Modern Literature 32.1 (2008): 111-28.

Goodwin, Mary. “Homes away from Home: The Intimate Geographies of Pearl Buck and Gertrude Stein.” NTU Studies in Language and Literature 19 (2008): 117-54.

Karl, Alissa. “Modernism’s Risky Business: Gertrude Stein, Sylvia Beach, and American Consumer Capitalism.” American Literature 80.1 (2008): 83-109.

Kirsch, Sharon J. “‘Suppose a Grammar Uses Invention’: Gertrude Stein’s Theory of Rhetorical Grammar.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly 38.3 (2008): 283-310.

Sloboda, Noel. The Making of Americans in Paris: The Autobiographies of Edith Wharton and Gertrude Stein. New York: Lang, 2008. 195 pp. $67.95.

Wagers, Kelley. “Gertrude Stein’s ‘Historical’ Living.” Journal of Modern Literature 31.3 (2008): 22-43.

Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Bornstein, George. “Textual Scholarship and Diversity: Which Needs Affirmative Action More?”Textual Cultures 3.1 (2008): 65-76.

Lasser, Carol. “Voyeuristic Abolitionism: Sex, Gender, and the Transformation of Antislavery Rhetoric.” Journal of the Early Republic 28.1 (2008): 83-114.

Stratman, Jacob. “Harriet Beecher Stowe’s ‘Preachers of the Swamp,’ Dred, and the Jeremiad.”Christianity and Literature 57.3 (2008): 379-400.

See Fox-Genovese on Augusta Jane Evans.

Truth, Sojourner

Washington, Margret. Sojourner Truth’s America. Champaign: U of Illinois P, 2009. 520 pp. $34.95 cloth.

Wells-Barnett, Ida B.

Watkins, Rychetta N. “The Southern Roots of Ida B. Wells-Barnett’s Revolutionary Activism.”Southern Quarterly 45.3 (2008): 108-26.

Welty, Eudora

McHaney, Pearl Amelia. “History and Intertextuality: A Transnational Reading of Eudora Welty’sLosing Battles and Sindiwe Magona’s Mother to Mother.” Southern Literary Journal 40.2 (2008): 166-81.

McHaney, Pearl Amelia, ed. Eudora Welty as Photographer. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2009. 96 pp. $35.00 cloth.

Ngovo, Bernard L. “Historical Approach to Eudora Welty’s ‘A Worn Path’ in a College Reading Course.” Eureka Studies in Teaching Short Fiction 9.1 (2008): 118-26.

See also Eudora Welty Newsletter.

Wharton, Edith

Bardolph, Megan J. “‘That Strange Something Undreamt’: Genre and Meta-Fiction in Edith Wharton’s ‘The Lady’s Maid’s Bell.'” Eureka Studies in Teaching Short Fiction 9.1 (2008): 137-46.

Gómez Rues, Teresa, and Aránzazu Usandizaga, eds. Inside Out: Women Negotiating, Subverting, Appropriating Public and Private Space. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2008. 365 pp. $99.00. [Includes Edith Wharton.]

Gooder, R. D. “The American Scene, or Paradise Lost.” Cambridge Quarterly 37.1 (2008): 16-29.

Haytock, Jennifer. Edith Wharton and the Conversations of Literary Modernism. New York: Palgrave, 2008. 208 pp. $74.95.

Sloboda, Noel. The Making of Americans in Paris: The Autobiographies of Edith Wharton and Gertrude Stein. New York: Lang, 2008. 195 pp. $67.95.

Stone, Donald. “Edith Wharton Seen in Full.” Sewanee Review 116.1 (2008): 149-55.

Whitehead, Sarah. “Breaking the Frame: How Edith Wharton’s Short Stories Subvert Their Magazine Context.” European Journal of American Culture 27.1 (2008): 43-56.

Wilson-Jordan, Jacqueline. “Terrors of the Modern World: Edith Wharton’s ‘All Souls’ as a Revisionist Gothic Tale.” Eureka Studies in Teaching Short Fiction 9.1 (2008): 65-80.

Wu, Pin-hsiang Natalie. “Diverse Social Languages Converge and Coincide: Discourses and Dialogues in Edith Wharton’s The Custom of the Country.” Marang: Journal of Language and Literature 18 (2008): 103-20.

See Sloboda on Stein.

See also Edith Wharton Review.

Wheatley, Phillis

Chiles, Katy L. “Becoming Colored in Occom and Wheatley’s Early America.” PMLA 123.5 (2008): 1398-417, 1811-12.

Harris, Will. “Phillis Wheatley, Diaspora Subjectivity, and the African American Canon.” MELUS33.3 (2008): 29-43.

Thorn, Jennifer. “‘All Beautiful in Woe’: Gender, Nation, and Phillis Wheatley’s Niobe.” Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture 37 (2008): 233-58.

Wilcox, Ella Wheeler

Sorby, Angela. “The Milwaukee School of Fleshly Poetry: Ella Wheeler Wilcox’s Poems of Passionand Popular Aestheticism.” Legacy 26.1 (2009): 69-91.

Wilson, Harriet E.

Ellis, R. J. “What Happened to Harriet E. Wilson, née Adams? Was She Really Hattie Green?”Transition 99 (2008): 162-68.

Wood, Sally Sayward Barrell Keating

See Weyler on Foster.

Woolson, Constance Fenimore

Matheson, Neill. “Constance Fenimore Woolson’s Anthropology of Desire.” Legacy 26.1 (2009): 48-68.

Yezierska, Anzia

Komy, Hannah Adelman. “Lies Her Mother Told Us: Louise Levitas Henriksen’s Critique of Anzia Yezierska’s Autobiography.” Shofar 26.3 (2008): 33-47.

Historical Perspectives

Bendixen, Alfred, ed. The Cambridge Companion to American Travel Writing. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2009. 314 pp. $29.99 paper. [Includes Elizabeth Ashbridge, Mary Austin, Susan Fenimore Cooper, Jessie Fauset, Margaret Fuller, Caroline Kirkland, Sarah Kemble Knight, Mary Rowlandson, Gertrude Stein, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Sojourner Truth, Edith Wharton.]

Brown, Kathleen. Foul Bodies: Cleanliness in Early America. New Haven: Yale UP, 2008. 464 pp. $45.00 cloth.

Haskell, Molly. Frankly, My Dear: “Gone with the Wind” Revisited. New Haven: Yale UP, 2009. 272 pp. $24.00 cloth.

Herndon, Ruth Wallis, and John E. Murray, eds. Children Bound to Labor: The Pauper Apprentice System in Early America. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2009. 288 pp. $69.95 cloth/$24.95 paper.

McCurdy, John Gilbert. Citizen Bachelors: Manhood and the Creation of the United States. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2009. 272 pp. $35.00 cloth.

Reiss, Benjamin. Theaters of Madness: Insane Asylums and Nineteenth-Century American Culture. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2008. 240 pp. $50.00 cloth/$20.00 paper.

Robinson, Marc. The American Play: 1787-2000. New Haven: Yale UP, 2009. 416 pp. $45.00 cloth. [Includes Djuna Barnes and Gertrude Stein.]

Schweitzer, Marlis. When Broadway Was the Runway: Theater, Fashion, and American Culture. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2009. 344 pp. $39.95 cloth.

Tentler, Leslie Woodcock. Catholics and Contraception: An American History. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2009. 352 pp. $19.95 paper.

Weiss, Penny A. Canon Fodder: Historical Women Political Thinkers. University Park: Pennsylvania State UP, 2009. 216 pp. $55.00 cloth. [Includes Anna Julia Cooper and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.]

Wills, John, and Karen R. Jones. The American West: Competing Visions. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2009. 320 pp. $106.00/$35.40 paper. [Includes women’s trail diaries.]

Wolf, Jacqueline H. Deliver Me from Pain: Anesthesia and Birth in America. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2009. 296 pp. $50.00.

Racial Perspectives

Heap, Chad. Slumming: Sexual and Racial Encounters in American Nightlife, 1885-1940. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2009. 432 pp. $35.00 cloth.

Jacobs, Margaret D. White Mother to a Dark Race: Settler Colonialism, Maternalism, and the Removal of Indigenous Children in the American West and Australia, 1880-1940. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2009. 648 pp. $60.00.

Levecq, Christine. Slavery and Sentiment: The Politics of Feeling in Black Atlantic Antislavery Writing, 1770-1850. Hanover: UP of New England, 2008. 324 pp. $31.50 paper. [Includes Mary Prince and Phillis Wheatley.]

Nathans, Heather S. Slavery and Sentiment on the American Stage, 1787-1861. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2009. 288 pp. $99.00.

Ramey, Lauri. Slave Songs and the Birth of African American Poetry. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. 216 pp. $69.95.

Women’s Studies

Allured, Janet, and Judith F. Gentry, eds. Louisiana Women: Their Lives and Times. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2009. 352 pp. $69.95 cloth/$24.95 paper. [Includes Kate Chopin, Marie Thérèse Coincoin, Grace King, Marie Laveau, Eliza Jane Nicholson, the Baroness Pontalba, and Sarah Katherine (Kate) Stone.]

Carlson, A. Cheree. The Crimes of Womanhood: Defining Femininity in a Court of Law. Champaign: U of Illinois P, 2009. 208 pp. $40.00 cloth.

Carter, Christine Jacobson. Southern Single Blessedness: Unmarried Women in the Urban South, 1800-1865. Champaign: U of Illinois P, 2009. 240 pp. $25.00 paper.

Chirhart, Ann Short, and Betty Wood, eds. Georgia Women: Their Lives and Times. Vol. 1. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2009. 2 vols. 392 pages. $69.95 cloth/$24.95 paper. [Includes Ellen Craft, Nancy Hart, Elizabeth Lichtenstein Johnston, Fanny Kemble, Frances Butler Leigh, and Mary Musgrove.]

Chisholm, Ann. “Nineteenth-Century Gymnastics for U. S. Women and Incorporations of Buoyancy: Contouring Femininity, Shaping Sex, and Regulating Middle-Class Consumption.”Journal of Women’s History 20.3 (2008): 84-112.

Cutter, Barbara. “The Female Indian Killer Memorialized: Hannah Duston and the Nineteenth-Century Feminization of American Violence.” Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies 20.2 (2008): 10-33.

Dill, Elizabeth, and Sheri Weinstein, eds. Death Becomes Her: Cultural Narratives of Femininity and Death in Nineteenth-Century America. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2008. 200 pp. $69.99. [Includes Rose Terry Cooke, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, and Harriet Beecher Stowe.]

Elbert, Monika, ed. Enterprising Youth: Social Values and Acculturation in Nineteenth-Century American Children’s Literature. New York: Routledge, 2008. 312 pp. $135.00. [Includes Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Catharine Maria Sedgwick, Lydia Huntley Sigourney, Elizabeth Stoddard, and Harriet Beecher Stowe.]

Fitzgerald, Monica D. “Gender, Power, Identity, and History in Early New England.” Eighteenth-Century Studies 42.1 (2008): 170-74.

Freeman, Sarah Wilkerson, and Beverly Greene Bond, eds. Tennessee Women: Their Lives and Times. Vol. 1. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2009. 2 vols. 456 pp. $69.95 cloth/$24.95 paper. [Includes Milly Swan, Nan-ye-hi (Nancy Ward), and Frances Wright.]

Hartigan-O’Connor, Ellen. The Ties that Buy: Women and Commerce in Revolutionary America. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2009. 256 pp. $39.95 cloth.

Kraus, Natasha. A New Type of Womanhood: Discursive Politics and Social Change in Antebellum America. Durham: Duke UP, 2008. 280 pp. $79.95 cloth/$22.95 paper.

Marks, Carole C. Moses and the Monster and Miss Anne. Champaign: U of Illinois P, 2009. 256 pp. $35.00 cloth. [Includes Anna Ella Carroll and Harriet Tubman.]

Pisarz-Ramírez, Gabriele. “Blurring the Boundaries of Gender: The Strong ‘Spanish’ Woman in Nineteenth-Century US Popular Women’s Writing.” Amerikastudien/American Studies 53.1 (2008): 57-75.

Sanders, Joe Sutliff. “Spinning Sympathy: Orphan Girl Novels and the Sentimental Tradition.”Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 33.1 (2008): 41-61.

Spruill, Marjorie Julian, Valinda W. Littlefield, and Joan Marie Johnson, eds. South Carolina Women: Their Lives and Times. Vol. 1. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2009. 2 vols. 320 pp. $69.95 cloth/$24.95 paper. [Includes Mother Mary Baptista Aloysius, women of the Bettingall-Tunno family, Mrs. Brown, Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut, The Lady of Cofitachequi, enslaved woman Dolly, Mary Fisher, Angelina Grimké, Harriott Pinckney Horry, Sophia Hume, enslaved woman Lavinia, Judith Giton Manigault, enslaved woman Maria, Rebecca Brewton Motte, Frances Neves, Lucy Holcombe Pickens, Eliza Lucas Pinckney, Elizabeth Allston Pringle, Mary-Anne Schad, and enslaved woman Susan.]

Yarington, Earl, and Mary De Jong, eds. Popular Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers and the Literary Marketplace. New Castle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2007. 530 pp. $67.99. [Includes Louisa May Alcott, Lydia Maria Child, Kate Chopin, Emily Dickinson, Mary Mapes Dodge, Jeannette Duncan, Eliza Ann Dupuy, Winnifred Eaton, Fanny Fern (Sarah Payson Willis Parton), Margaret Fuller, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Grace Greenwood (Sara Jane Clarke Lippincott), Sarah J. Hale, Gail Hamilton (Mary Abigail Dodge), Frances E. W. Harper, Mary Jane Holmes, Grace King, Elizabeth Payson Prentiss, Elizabeth Oakes Smith, E. D. E. N. Southworth, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Anna Warner, and Susan Warner.]

Zieger, Susan. Inventing the Addict: Drugs, Race, and Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century British and American Literature. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 2008. 360 pp. $34.95 paper.

Reprints and Republications

Bishop, Elizabeth. Poems, Prose, and Letters. Ed. Robert Giroux and Lloyd Schwartz. New York: Library of America, 2009. 979 pp. $40.00.

Bromwich, David, ed. American Sonnets: An Anthology. New York: Library of America, 2009. 224 pp. $20.00 paper. [Includes Elizabeth Bishop and Emma Lazarus.]

Cather, Willa. Sapphira and the Slave Girl. Ed. Charles W. Mignon, Kari A. Ronning, and Frederick M. Link. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2009. 688 pp. $80.00.

—. Youth and the Bright Medusa. Ed. Frederick M. Link, et al. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2009. 646 pp. $80.00.

Crocker, Hannah Mather. Observations on the Real Rights of Women and Other Writings. Ed. Constance J. Post. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2009.

Foster, Hannah. The Coquette and The Boarding School. 1797, 1798. Ed. Jennifer Desiderio and Angela Vietta. Buffalo: Broadview, 2009.

Lawn, Beverly, ed. 40 Short Stories: A Portable Anthology. New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2009. 576 pp. $25.95 paper. [Includes Willa Cather, Kate Chopin, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Katherine Anne Porter, and Eudora Welty.]

Manvill, P. D. Lucinda; Or The Mountain Mourner: Being Authentic Facts, in a Series of Letters. 1807. Ed. Mischelle Anthony. Syracuse: Syracuse UP, 2009. 144 pp. $19.95 paper.

Porter, Katherine Anne. Collected Stories and Other Writings. Ed. Darline Harbour Unrue. New York: Library of America, 2009. 1093 pp. $40.00.

Rowson, Susanna. Reuben and Rachel; or, A Tale of Old Times. 1798. Ed. James F. Bartolomeo. Buffalo: Broadview, 2009. 400 pp. $19.95 paper.

Sedgwick, Catharine. Clarence; or, A Tale of Our Own Times. 1830. Ed. Melissa Homestead and Ellen Foster. Whitefish: Kessinger, 2008. 302 pp. $28.95.

Shields, David S., ed. American Poetry: The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. New York: Library of America, 2009. 952 pp. $40.00. [Includes Ann Eliza Bleecker, Anne Bradstreet, Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson, Hannah Griffitts, Margaret Lowther Page, Annis Boudinot Stockton, and Phillis Wheatley.]

Sklar, Kathryn Kish, and Beverly Palmer, eds. The Selected Letters of Florence Kelley, 1869-1931. Champaign: U of Illinois P, 2009. 520 pp. $60.00 cloth.

Stein, Gertrude. Gertrude Stein: Selections. Ed. Joan Retallack. Berkeley: U of California P, 2008. 360 pp. $19.95 paper.

Vickery, Sukey. Emily Hamilton and Other Writings. Ed. Scott Slawenski. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2009. 268 pp. $30.00 paper.


Anderson, Karen Leona. “Classifying Life: Metaphor, Popular Biology, and Social Categorization in Emily Dickinson, Anne Spencer, Marianne Moore, and Lorine Neidecker.” Diss. Cornell U, 2008.

Anderson, Patricia Dockman. “‘By legal or moral suasion let us put it away’: Temperance in Baltimore, 1829-1870.” Diss. U of Delaware, 2008.

Ansari, Shamim Us-Saher. “Aesthetic and Environmentalist Organicism in Willa Cather’s Death Comes for the Archbishop and ‘Shadows on the Rock.'” Diss. U of Denver, 2008.

Arnold, Brie Anna Swenson. “‘Competition for the virgin soil of Kansas’: Gendered and Sexualized Discourse about the Kansas Crisis in Northern Popular Print and Political Culture, 1854-1860.” Diss. U of Minnesota, 2008.

Barbier, Brooke. “Daughters of Liberty: Young Women’s Culture in Early National Boston.” Diss. Boston College, 2009.

Blaque, Ellesia Ann. “Imagined Identities: Adapting White Imaginings of Black Female Identity in African American Literature before the Renaissance.” Diss. Wayne State U, 2009.

Blum, Francelle L. “When Marriages Fail: Divorce in Nineteenth-Century Texas.” Diss. Rice U, 2008.

Bond, Elson Frank. “Sentiment and Race in the Struggle for American Memory and Identity, 1879-1913.” Diss. Aug. 2008.

Chestnut, Trichita Marie. “Engendering Lynching: Women Activists and Victims of Lynchings and White Mob Violence in the United States, 1837-1946.” Diss. Howard U, 2009.

Chevalier, Victoria Alicia. “Decolonizing Mimesis in the Works of Jessie Fauset, David Bradley, and Nelly Rosario.” Diss. Fordham U, 2008.

Conner, Robin S. “Gendered Garrisons: Masculinity, Femininity, and Class Identity in the Post-Civil War Western Army, 1865-1898.” Diss. Emory U, 2008.

Craven, Naomi Louise. “Behind the Gilded Edge: The Framing of Women in Nineteenth-Century Fiction.” Diss. U of Texas at San Antonio, 2008.

Dela Cusack, Lisa Marie. “Times of Change: Six Nineteenth-Century Poets Who Expanded Women’s Literature.” Diss. U of California, Riverside, 2008. [Includes Phoebe Cary, Elizabeth Hands, L. E. L., Alice Meynell, Elizabeth Moody, and Frances Sargent Osgood.]

Giles, Lisa May. “The Poetics of the Garden: Dickinson to Glueck.” Diss. Brandeis U, 2008. [Includes H. D., Emily Dickinson, and Celia Thaxter.]

Hijar, Katherine Noel. “Sexuality, Print, and Popular Visual Culture in the United States, 1830-1870.” Diss. The Johns Hopkins U, 2009.

Holmes, Beverly. “The Influence of the Sentimental Novel and the Attendant Cult of True Womanhood on Four Novels by African American Women.” Diss. Florida State U, 2008.

Hsu, Shih-szu. “Manifest Domesticity in Times of Love and War: Gender, Race, Nation, and Empire in the Works of Louisa May Alcott, María Amparo Ruize de Burton, Gertrude Atherton, and Pauline Hopkins.” Diss. U of California, San Diego, 2008.

Jefferson, Lynne T. “The Emergence of a Pioneer: The Manipulation of Hagar in Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Novels.” Diss. Indiana U of Pennsylvania, 2008. [Includes Frances E. W. Harper, E. D. E. N. Southworth, H. Marion Stephens, and Harriet E. Wilson.]

John, Caresse A. “Narrating Choices: The Significance of Technique in the Work of Sarah Orne Jewett, Willa Cather, Nella Larsen, and Zora Neale Hurston.” Diss. Northern Illinois U, 2008.

Johnson, Lynn R. “Traumas of the Middle Passage: The Foundations of Narrative and Political Discourse in 19th-Century African American Literature.” Diss. Temple U, 2008.

Kenny, Gale L. “Contentious Liberties: Gendered Power and Religious Freedom in the Nineteenth-Century American Mission to Jamaica.” Diss. Rice U, 2008.

Knarr, Mary L. “Faith, Frauen, and the Formation of an Ethnic Identity: German Luterhan Women in South and Central Texas, 1831-1890.” Diss. Texas Christian University, 2009.

Koenig Richards, Cindy. “The Awakening: Rhetoric and the Rise of New Women in the New Northwest, 1868-1912.” Diss. Northwestern U, 2008.

Kunkel, Aspen R. “Rebecca Rush and Challenging Ideals of Independence through Post-Revolutionary Women’s Roles in Education, Marriage, and Motherhood.” Diss. U of Wyoming, 2008.

Liang, Ying. “A Comparative Study of Eighteenth to Twentieth Century Chinese and American Country-of-Women Utopian Fictions.” Diss. Purdue U, 2008.

Mandel, Dena Toni Cooper. “A World of Difference: Emma Wolf, a Jewish-American Writer on the American Frontier.” Diss. U of Alaska Fairbanks, 2008.

Marcinkus, Andrea Kolasinski. “Nature Fancywork: Women’s Discourse with Nature through Craft in Late Nineteenth-Century America.” Diss. U of Wisconsin-Madison, 2008.

Monrreal, Sahar Hayal. “Woman, Nation, Food: Domesticity and the Imperial Project in ‘Ladies’ Home Journal’ Food Advertising, 1898-1899.” Diss. U of Minnesota, 2008.

Mullenneaux, Nan. “Walking Ladies: Mid-Nineteenth-Century American Actresses’ Work, Family, and Culture.” Diss. State U of New York at Albany, 2008.

Murillo, Cynthia Cupples. “The Transformative Power of the Double in American Women’s Gothic Fiction, 1870-1940.” Diss. U of New Mexico, 2008. [Includes Gertrude Atherton, Mollie Moore Davis, Mary Wilkins Freeman, Jovita González, Pauline Hopkins, María Christina Mena, Elizabeth Prescott Spofford, and Edith Wharton.]

Nixon, Kathy Elaine. “Medieval Imagery and Nineteenth-Century Domesticity.” Diss. U of Virginia, 2008.

Photos, Lisa E. “Cleaning Up: Representations of Housework and Womanhood in Antebellum America.” Diss. U of Wisconsin-Madison, 2008.

Reilly, Lauren Elizabeth. “The ‘Scab’ of Slavery: Interracial Female Solidarity in Literature about the Antebellum South.” Thesis. Villanova U, 2008. [Includes Willa Cather and Margaret Walker.]

Rix, Rebecca Ann. “Gender and Reconstitution: The Individual and Family Basis of Republican Government Contested, 1868-1925.” Diss. Yale U, 2008.

Rizzo, Therese M. “The Sentimental Trickster in Nineteenth-Century American (Con)texts.” Diss. U of Delaware, 2008. [Includes Lydia Maria Child, Pauline Hopkins, Susan Warner, and Onoto Watanna.]

Russo, Sarah L. “Women’s Self-Writing and Medical Science: Harriet Martineau, Charlotte Bronte, Harriet Jacobs, and Elizabeth Stoddard.” Diss. Syracuse U, 2008.

Sandler, Matt. “A Poetics of Self-Help in America.” Diss. Columbia U, 2009. [Includes Gertrude Stein.]

Sasaki-Gayle, Motoe. “Entangled with Empire: American Women and the Creation of the ‘New Woman’ in China, 1898-1937.” Diss. The Johns Hopkins U, 2009.

Schreiber, Rachel Lynn. “Constructive Images: Gender in the Political Cartoons of the ‘Masses’ (1911-1917).” Diss. The Johns Hopkins U, 2009.

Serrano, Jorge Luis. “African Antiquity and the African-American Literary Design of Civilization: Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, William Edward Burghardt Du Bois and the Case for Multiplicity.” Diss. Temple U, 2008.

Smith, Sandra W. “Out of Her Separate Sphere: The Action-Adventure Heroine in American Literature, 1790-1900.” Diss. City U of New York, 2008.

Strasfeld, Gabrielle. “Moral Politicians and Benevolent Reformers: American Women as Individual Political Thinkers from 1830-1865.” Diss. Concordia U, 2008.

Tanglen, Randi Lynn. “Reconfiguring Religion, Race, and the Female Body Politic in American Fiction by Women, 1859-1911.” Diss. U of Arizona, 2008.

Tetzloff, Lisa M. “‘Shall the Indian Remain Indian?’: Native Americans and the Women’s Club Movement, 1899-1954.” Diss. Purdue U, 2008.

Thompson, Elizabeth J. “The Princess, the Convert, and the Schoolgirl: Indian Girls and Ango Desire in American Literature, 1595-1934.” Diss. U of Tulsa, 2008.

Turman, Aiesha. “With These Words, We Manifest: 19th Century Black Women’s Literature as a Lens to Culture.” Thesis. State U of New York Empire State College, 2008. [Includes Frances E. W. Harper, Pauline Hopkins, Harriet Jacobs, and Mary Prince.]

Wittman, Barbara Kathleen. “A Community of Letters: A Quaker Woman’s Correspondence and the Making of the American Frontier, 1791-1824.” Diss. U of Akron, 2008. [Includes Margaret Fell.]

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