Bookshelf 27.1

Legacy Bookshelf

Accompanying Issue 27.1

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

Hamington, Maurice. The Social Philosophy of Jane Addams. Champaign: U of Illinois P, 2009. 240 pp. $50.00 cloth.

Alcott, Louisa May

Reisen, Harriet. Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women. New York: Holt, 2009. 384 pp. $26.00.

Austin, Mary

Goodman, Susan, and Carl Dawson. Mary Austin and the American West. Berkeley: U of California P, 2009. 344 pp. $29.95.

Cather, Willa

Goodman, Charlotte Margolis. “Constance Fenimore Woolson’s For the Major and Willa Cather’s A Lost Lady.” American Literary Realism 41.2 (2009): 154-62.

Montgomery, Travis. “(Mis)Uses of War: Reading Willa Cather’s One of Ours with William James’ ‘The Moral Equivalent of War.'” American Literary Realism 41.2 (2009): 95-111.

Noe, Mark D. “White Mulberry Economics in Willa Cather’s Nebraska.” ANQ 22.3 (2009): 30-36.

Palmer, Daryl W. “Ripening Claude: Willa Cather’s One of Ours and the Philosophy of Henri Bergson.” American Literary Realism 41.2 (2009): 112-32.

Chesnut, Mary

Stern, Julia A. Mary Chesnut’s Civil War Epic. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2010. 352 pp. $45.00.

Chopin, Kate

Evans, Robert C. “Renewal and Rebirth in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening.” Rebirth and Renewal. Ed. Harold Bloom. New York: Bloom’s Literary Criticism, 2009. 13-24. 250 pp. $45.00.

Koloski, Bernard, ed. Awakenings: The Story of the Kate Chopin Revival. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2009. 232 pp. $35.00 cloth.

Cooper, Anna Julia

Warren, Christiane. Anna Julia Cooper—Feminist and Scholar: A Textual Analysis. Saarbrücken, Germany: LAP Lambert Academic, 2009. 232 pp. $118.00 paper.

Dickinson, Emily

Benfey, Christopher. A Summer of Hummingbirds: Love, Art, and Scandal in the Intersecting Worlds of Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Martin Johnson Heade. New York: Penguin, 2009. 304 pp. $16.00 paper.

Boggs, Colleen Glenney. “Emily Dickinson’s Animal Pedagogies.” PMLA 124.2 (2009): 533-41.

Loving, Jerome. Emily Dickinson: The Poet on the Second Story. New York: Cambridge UP, 2009. 148 pp. $29.99 paper.

Robert, Kern. “Birds of a Feather: Emily Dickinson, Alberto Manguel, and the Nature Poet’s Dilemma.” Isle 16.2 (2009): 327-42.

See also Emily Dickinson International Society Bulletin.

See also Emily Dickinson Journal.

Dunbar-Nelson, Alice

Clark, Robert C. “At the Corner of Bourbon and Toulouse Street: The Historical Context of Alice Dunbar-Nelson’s ‘M’sieu Fortier’s Violin.'” American Literary Realism 41.2 (2009): 163-79.

Freeman, Mary E. Wilkins

Griffin, Susan M. “Understudies: Miming the Human.” PMLA 124.2 (2009): 511-19.

Fuller, Margaret

Phillips, Ursula. “Apocalyptic Feminism: Adam Mickiewicz and Margaret Fuller.” Slavonic and East European Review 87.1 (2009): 1-38.

Gilman, Charlotte Perkins

Allen, Judith A. The Feminism of Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Sexualities, Histories, Progressivism. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2009. 488 pp. $85.00 cloth.

Scott, Heidi. “Crazed Nature: Ecology in ‘The Yellow Wallpaper.'” Explicator 67.3 (2009): 198-203.

H. D. (Hilda Doolittle)

Gregory, Eileen. H. D. and Hellenism: Classic Lines. New York: Cambridge UP, 2009. $105.99/$43.00 paper.

Laity, Cassandra. H. D. and the Victorian Fin de Siècle: Gender, Modernism, Decadence. New York: Cambridge UP, 2009. 340 pp. $32.99 paper.

See also H. D. International Society.


Hopkins, Pauline Elizabeth

O’Brien, Colleen C. “‘Blacks in All Quarters of the Globe’: Anti-Imperialism, Insurgent Cosmopolitanism, and International Labor in Pauline Hopkins’s Literary Journalism.”American Quarterly 61.2 (2009): 245-70.

Hurston, Zora Neale

James, Deborah. “Resistance, Rebirth, and Renewal in Zora Neal Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God.” Rebirth and Renewal. Ed. Harold Bloom. New York: Bloom’s Literary Criticism, 2009. 229-38. 250 pp. $45.00.

Larsen, Nella

Stringer, Dorothy. “Not Even Past”: Race, Historical Trauma, and Subjectivity in Faulkner, Larsen, and Van Vechten. Bronx: Fordham UP, 2009. 272 pp. $45.00.

Moore, Marianna

Holley, Margaret. The Poetry of Marianne Moore: A Study in Voice and Value. New York: Cambridge UP, 2009. 240 pp. $32.99 paper.

Porter, Katherine Anne

Roney, Lisa. “Katherine Anne Porter’s Ship of Fools: An Interrogation of Eugenics.” Papers on Language and Literature 45.1 (2009): 82-107.

Potter, Eliza

Davis, Rynetta. “Performing Beauty: Allegories of Social Passing in Eliza Potter’s A Hairdresser’s Experience in High Life.” Arizona Quarterly 65.1 (2009): 33-54.

Riding (Jackson), Laura

Billitteri, Carla. Language and the Renewal of Society in Walt Whitman, Laura (Riding) Jackson, and Charles Olson. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. 240 pp. $80.00.

—. “Stories, Not History: Laura Riding’s Progress of Truth.” Arizona Quarterly 65.1 (2009): 85-105.

Stein, Gertrude

Cole, Merrill. “Remaking Sense: Gertrude Stein and the Names of the Father.” Women’s Studies38.1 (2009): 84-99.

Daniel, Lucy. Gertrude Stein. London: Reaktion, 2009. 192 pp. $16.95 paper.

Wilson, Sarah. “Pressures and Intrusions: Gertrude Stein and the Radio.” Broadcasting Modernism. Ed. and introd. Debra Rae Cohen, Michael Coyle, and Jane Lewty. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 2009. 107-123. 330 pp. $69.95.

Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Adams, Kimberly VanEsveld. “From Stabat Pater to Prophetic Virgin: Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Recovery of the Madonna-Figure.” Religion and the Arts 13.1 (2009): 81-121.

Belasco, Susan, ed. Stowe in Her Own Time: A Biographical Chronicle of Her Life, Drawn from Recollections, Interviews, and Memoirs by Family, Friends, and Associates. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 2009. 330 pp. $27.95 paper.

See Benfrey on Dickinson.

Watanna, Onoto (Winnifred Eaton)

Ouyang, Huining. “Ambivalent Passages: Racial and Cultural Crossings in Onoto Watanna’s The Heart of Hyacinth.” MELUS 34.1 (2009): 211-29.

Wells-Barnett, Ida B.

Bay, Mia. To Tell the Truth Freely: The Life of Ida B. Wells. New York: Hill and Wang, 2009. 384 pp. $35.00.

Welty, Eudora

Clarke, Deborah. “Eudora Welty’s Losing Battles: Cars and Family Values.” Mississippi Quarterly N. vol. (2009): 143-57.

Mark, Rebecca. “Carnival Greeks and Voudoun Healing: The Performance of White Guilt and African American Empowerment in Eudora Welty’s ‘Keela, the Outcast Indian Maiden.'” Mississippi Quarterly N. vol. (2009): 13-33.

Marrs, Suzanne. “Eudora Welty: The Liberal Imagination and Mississippi Politics.” Mississippi Quarterly N. vol. (2009): 5-11.

McWhirter, David. “Eudora Welty Goes to the Movies: Modernism, Regionalism, Global Media.” MFS55.1 (2009): 69-81.

—. “Fish Stories: Revising Masculine Ritual in Eudora Welty’s ‘The Wide Net.'” Mississippi QuarterlyN. vol. (2009): 35-58.

Pitavy-Souques, Daniele. “Eudora Welty and the Merlin Principle: Aspects of Story-Telling in The Golden Apples—’The Whole World Knows’ and ‘Sir Rabbit.'” Mississippi Quarterly N. vol. (2009): 101-23.

Smith, Dina. “Cinematic Modernism and Eudora Welty’s The Golden Apples.” Mississippi QuarterlyN. vol. (2009): 81-100.

Yaeger, Patricia. “Editor’s Column: ‘Black Men Dressed in Gold’—Eudora Welty, Empty Objects, and the Neobaroque.” PMLA 124.1 (2009): 11-24.

See also Eudora Welty Newsletter.

Wharton, Edith

Chambers, Dianne L. Feminist Readings of Edith Wharton: From Silence to Speech. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. 224 pp. $75.00.

Griffin, Joseph. America’s Social Classes in the Writings of Edith Wharton: An Analysis of Her Short Stories. Lewiston: Mellen, 2009. 444 pp. $129.95.

Knights, Pamela. The Cambridge Introduction to Edith Wharton. New York: Cambridge UP, 2009. 170 pp. $63.00/$19.99 paper.

Rutland, Laura E. “The Law of Sex and Death: Religious Language and Practice in Edith Wharton’sSummer.” Christianity and Literature 58.3 (2009): 429-49.

Saunders, Judith P. Reading Edith Wharton Through a Darwinian Lens: Evolutionary Biological Issues in Her Fiction. Jefferson: McFarland, 2009. 249 pp. $39.95 paper.

Waid, Candace. Edith Wharton’s Letters from the Underworld: Fictions of Women and Writing. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2009. 256 pp. $18.95 paper.

See also Edith Wharton Review.

Woolson, Constance Fenimore

See Goodman on Cather.

Historical Perspectives

Adams, Gretchen A. The Specter of Salem: Remembering the Witch Trials in Nineteenth-Century America. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2009. 240 pp. $35.00.

Alves, Jaime Osterman. Fictions of Female Education in the Nineteenth Century. New York: Routledge, 2009. 188 pp. $95.00.

Bender, Daniel E. American Abyss: Savagery and Civilization in the Age of Industry. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2009. 336 pp. $39.95 cloth.

Bentley, Nancy. Frantic Panoramas: American Literature and Mass Culture, 1870-1920. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2009. 376 pp. $59.95 cloth. [Includes Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins, Edith Wharton, and Zitkala-Ša (Gertrude Simmons Bonnin).]

Bittel, Carla. Mary Putnam Jacobi and the Politics of Medicine in Nineteenth-Century America. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2009. 328 pp. $40.00.

Coultrap-McQuinn, Susan. Doing Literary Business: American Women Writers in the Nineteenth Century. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2009. 272 pp. $14.95 paper.

Demos, John. The Enemy Within: A Short History of Witch-Hunting. New York: Viking, 2009. 336 pp. $25.95 paper; New York: Penguin, 2009. $17.00 paper.

Dowling, David. Capital Letters: Authorship in the Antebellum Literary Market. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 2009. 230 pp. $39.95 cloth. [Includes Rebecca Harding Davis, Sara Payson Willis Parson (Fanny Fern), and Harriet Wilson.]

Fisher, Paul. House of Wits: An Intimate Portrait of the James Family. New York: Holt, 2009. 704 pp. $20.00 paper. [Includes Alice James.]

Giesberg, Judith. Army at Home: Women and the Civil War on the Northern Home Front. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2009. 256 pp. $35.00 cloth.

Greiman, Jennifer. Democracy’s Spectacle: Sovereignty and Public Life in Antebellum American Writing. Bronx: Fordham UP, 2009. 286 pp. $45.00. [Includes Lydia Maria Child.]

Harris, Sharon M. Dr. Mary Walker: An American Radical, 1832-1919. Piscataway: Rutgers UP, 2009. 352 pp. $49.95 cloth.

Hartigan-O’Connor, Ellen. The Ties That Buy: Women and Commerce in Revolutionary America. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2009. 264 pp. $39.95.

Hummel, Thomas R. A Journey Through Literary America. Napa: Val de Grâce, 2009. 304 pp. $45.00. [Includes Willa Cather.]

Johnson, Katie N. Sisters in Sin: Brothel Drama in America, 1900-1920. New York: Cambridge UP, 2009. $29.99 paper.

McMillen, Sally. Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women’s Rights Movement. New York: Oxford UP, 2009. 320 pp. $16.95 paper.

Mobley, Kendal P. Helen Barrett Montgomery: The Global Mission of Domestic Feminism. Waco: Baylor UP, 2009. 420 pp. $39.95 paper.

Noraian, Monica Cousins. Women’s Rights, Racial Integration, and Education from 1850-1920: The Case of Sarah Raymond, the First Female Superintendent. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. 200 pp. $80.00.

Rosenthal, Bernard. Records of the Salem Witch-Hunt. New York: Cambridge UP, 2009. 1010 pp. $150.00.

Showalter, Elaine. A Jury of Her Peers: American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx. New York: Random House, 2009. 608 pp. $30.00 cloth.

Tuchinsky, Adam. Horace Greeley’s New-York Tribune: Civil War-Era Socialism and the Crisis of Free Labor. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2009. 336 pp. $59.95 cloth. [Includes Margaret Fuller.]

Turner, Erin H., ed. Cowgirls: Stories of Trick Riders, Sharp Shooters, and Untamed Women. Guilford: TwoDot, 2009. 128 pp. $12.95 paper.

Vapnek, Lara. Breadwinners: Working Women and Economic Independence, 1865-1920. Champaign: U of Illinois P, 2009. 232 pp. $70.00 cloth/$25.00 paper.

Verhoeven, Betsy. “‘Caliope,’ Mary Lovetruth,’ and ‘A Female American’: Women Editorialists during the American Revolutionary Era.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly 39.1 (2009): 25-45.

Winterer, Caroline. The Mirror of Antiquity: American Women and the Classical Tradition, 1750-1900. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2010. 242 pp. $22.95 paper.

Wood, Gordon S. Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815. New York: Oxford UP, 2009. 800 pp. $35.00. [Includes Hannah Webster Foster, Susanna Rowson, Sacagawea, and Catharine Maria Sedgwick.]

Racial Perspectives

Adams, Catherine, and Elizabeth H. Pleck. Love of Freedom: Black Women in Colonial and Revolutionary New England. New York: Oxford UP, 2010. 280 pp. $99.00/$21.95 paper.

Atwater, Deborah F. African American Women’s Rhetoric: The Search for Dignity, Personhood, and Honor. Lanham: Lexington, 2009. 175 pp. $60.00. [Includes Jane Addams, Susan B. Anthony, Hallie Quinn Brown, Anna Julia Cooper, Angelina Grimké, Harriet Jacobs, Maria Stewart, Susan King Taylor, Mary Church Terrell, Sojourner Truth, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, and Phillis Wheatley.]

Cho, Yu-Fang. “Domesticating the Aliens Within: Sentimental Benevolence in Late-Nineteenth-Century California Magazines.” American Quarterly 61.1 (2009): 113.-36. [Includes Sui Sin Far (Edith Maude Eaton).]

Dusinberre, William. Strategies for Survival: Recollections of Bondage in Antebellum Virginia. Charlottesville: U of Virginia P, 2009. 264 pp. $40.00 cloth.

Feimster, Crystal N. Southern Horrors: Women and the Politics of Rape and Lynching. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2009. 298 pp. $35.00. [Includes Ida B. Wells-Barnett and Rebecca Latimer Felton.]

Foreman, P. Gabrielle. Activist Sentiments: Reading Black Women in the Nineteenth Century. Champaign: U of Illinois P, 2009. 280 pp. $75.00 cloth/$25.00 paper. [Includes Frances E. W. Harper, Harriet Jacobs, Amelia E. Johnson, Victoria Earle Matthews, and Harriet Wilson.]

Foster, Frances Smith. ‘Til Death or Distance Do Us Part: Love and Marriage in African America. New York: Oxford UP, 2010. 224 pp. $21.95.

Fur, Gunlög. A Nation of Women: Gender and Colonial Encounters Among the Delaware Indians. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2009. 280 pp. $39.95 cloth.

Galsrud, Bruce A., and Charles A. Braithwaite, eds. African Americans on the Great Plains: An Anthology. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2009. 408 pp. $35.00 paper.

Griffiths, Jennifer. Traumatic Possessions: The Body and Memory in African American Women’s Performance and Literature. Charlottesville: U of Virginia P, 2010. 160 pp. $39.50 cloth/$19.50 paper.

Hall, Stephen G. A Faithful Account of the Race: African American Historical Writing in Nineteenth-Century America. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2009. 352 pp. $65.00 cloth/$22.95 paper. [Includes Lydia Maria Child, Anna Julia Cooper, Frances E. W. Harper, Maria Stewart, and Phillis Wheatley.]

Harrison-Kahan, Lori. The White Negress: Literature and Minstrelsy in the Black-Jewish Imaginary. Piscataway: Rutgers UP, 2010.

Maffly-Kipp, Laurie F., and Kathryn Lofton. Women’s Work: An Anthology of African-American Women’s Historical Writings from the Era of Slavery to the Harlem Renaissance. New York: Oxford UP, 2010. 304 pp. $19.95 paper. [Includes Maria Stewart, Francis E. W. Harper, and Alice Dunbar-Nelson.]

Materson, Lisa G. For the Freedom of Her Race: Black Women and Electoral Politics in Illinois, 1877-1932. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2009. 352 pp. $42.00.

Mifflin, Margot. The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2009. 280 pp. $24.95.

Mitchell, Angelyn, and Danille K. Taylor, eds. The Cambridge Companion to African American Women’s Literature. New York: Cambridge UP, 2009. 336 pp. $90.00/$28.99 paper. [Includes Anna Julia Cooper, Hannah Craft, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Jessie Fauset, Charlotte Forten, Angelina Weld Grimké, Frances E. W. Harper, Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins, Zora Neale Hurston, Harriet Jacobs, Elizabeth Keckley, Nella Larsen, Victoria Earle Matthews, Lucy Terry, Sojourner Truth, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Phillis Wheatley, Harriet Wilson.]

Myles, Lynette. Female Subjectivity in African American Women’s Narratives of Enslavement: Beyond Borders. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. 208 pp. $75.00.

Osburn, Katherine M. B. Southern Ute Women: Autonomy and Assimilation on the Reservation, 1887-1934. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2009. 184 pp. $18.95 paper.

Theile, Verena. Reclaiming Home, Remembering Motherhood, Rewriting History: African American and Afro-Caribbean Women’s Literature in the Twentieth Century. Ed. Theile and Marie Drews. New York: Cambridge Scholars, 2009. $67.99. [Includes Jessie Redmon Fauset, Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins, and Zora Neale Hurston.]

Turner, Erin H., ed. Wise Women: From Pocahontas to Sarah Winnemucca, Remarkable Stories of Native American Trailblazers. Guilford: TwoDot, 2009. 240 pp. $13.22 paper.

Vandervelde, Lea. Mrs. Dred Scott: A Life on Slavery’s Frontier. New York: Oxford UP, 2009. 496 pp. $34.95.

Wilson, Sarah. “The Evolution of Ethnicity.” ELH 76.1 (2009): 247-76. [Includes Mary Antin.]

Wong, Edlie L. Neither Fugitive nor Free: Atlantic Slavery, Freedom Suits, and the Legal Culture of Travel. New York: New York UP, 2009. 368 pp. $16.80 paper. [Includes Lucy Ann Delaney, Grace, Catharine Linda, Med, and Harriet Robinson Scott.]

Women’s Studies

Bakken, Gordon Morris, and Brenda Farrington. Women Who Kill Men: California Courts, Gender, and the Press. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2009. 296 pp. $45.00.

Beam, Dorri. Style, Gender, and Fantasy in Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Writing. New York: Cambridge UP, 2010. 250 pp. $85.00.

Beard, Laura. Acts of Narrative Resistance: Women’s Autobiographical Writings in the Americas. Charlottesville: U of Virginia P, 2009. 224 pp. $55.00 cloth/$21.50 paper.

Boyd, Anne E. Wielding the Pen: Writings on Authorship by American Women of the Nineteenth Century. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins UP, 2009. 488 pp. $75.00.

Cummins, Amy. “‘An honor to be a teacher’: Antebellum Literary Depictions of Schoolwomen.”Women’s Studies 38.7 (2009): 799-817. [Includes Mary Jane Holmes, Augusta Jane Evans, Julia Dorr, Laura J. Curtis Bullard, and Mary Gove Nichols.]

Elbert, Monika, and Marie Drews, eds. Culinary Aesthetics and Practices in Nineteenth-Century American Literature. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. 276 pp. $75.00.

Fishkin, Shelley Fisher. Feminist Engagements: Forays into American Literature and Culture. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. 288 pp. $90.00.

Girard, Melissa. “‘How Autocratic Our Country is Becoming’: The Sentimental Poetess at War.”Journal of Modern Literature 32.2 (2009): 41-64. [Includes Sara Teasdale.]

González Díaz, Isabel, and Dulce María Rodríguez González. “Home Is Where the (He)art Is: Margaret Anderson and Isadora Duncan, Two Undomesticated Art Lovers.” Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses 58 (2009): 105-18.

Handley, William R. Marriage, Violence and the Nation in the American Literary West. New York: Cambridge UP, 2009. 276 pp. $34.99 paper. [Includes Willa Cather.]

Heath, Michelle Beissel. “Playing House and Playing at Home: The Domestic Discourse of Games in Edwardian Fictions of Childhood.” Childhood in Edwardian Fiction: Worlds Enough and Time. Ed. and introd. Adrienne Gavin and Andrew F. Humphries. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. 89-102. 236 pp. $80.00.

Hewitt, Nancy A., ed. No Permanent Waves: Recasting Histories of U.S. Feminism. Piscataway: Rutgers UP, 2010. 472 pp. $29.95 paper.

Huner, Bernadette H., and Precious McKenzie Stearns, eds. Forces of Nature: Natural(-izing) Gender and Gender(-izing) Nature in the Discourses of Western Culture. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2009. 252 pp. $59.99.

Klepp, Susan E. Revolutionary Conceptions: Women, Fertility, and Family Limitation in America, 1760-1820. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2009. 352 pp. $65.00 cloth/$24.95 paper.

Levander, Caroline Field. Voices of the Nation: Women and Public Speech in Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture. New York: Cambridge UP, 2009. 204 pp. $29.99 paper.

Odom, Mary Lou. “The Power of One: Truth and Triumph in Women’s Literacy.” College Composition and Communication 60.3 (2009): W49-W62.

Parsons, Elaine Frantz. Manhood Lost: Fallen Drunkards and Redeeming Women in the Nineteenth-Century United States. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins UP, 2009. 256 pp. $25.00 paper.

Penner, Barbara. Newlyweds on Tour: Honeymooning in Nineteenth-Century America. Durham: U of New Hampshire P, 2009. 308 pp. $55.00.

Skaggs, Carmen Trammell. Overtones of Opera in American Literature from Whitman to Wharton. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2010. 176 pp. $29.95 cloth. [Includes Louisa May Alcott, Willa Cather, Kate Chopin, and Edith Wharton.]

Suzuki, Noriko. Re-Invention of the American West: Women’s Periodicals and Gendered Geography in the Late Nineteenth-Century United States. Lewiston: Mellen, 2009. 270 pp. $119.95.

Toulouse, Teresa. “Where Do We Go from Here? Early American Women and the End(s) of Feminist Critique.” Early American Literature 44.1 (2009): 195-213.

Winterer, Caroline. The Mirror of Antiquity: American Women and the Classical Tradition, 1750-1900. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2009. 256 pp. $22.95 paper.

Reprints and Republications

NOTE: This list of reprints is not comprehensive. With the adoption of OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology, university libraries, presses affiliated with, and other publishers have increasingly produced reprint editions. While these texts can contain typological errors from the scanning process, they allow for more texts to be (re)printed relatively quickly and affordably. Too many of such reprints are now available to list in Bookshelf. Thus, our future focus will be to list only works with new editorial frameworks and/or substantive scholarly introductions.Adams, Abigail. The Quotable Abigail Adams. Ed. John P. Kaminski. Cambridge: Belknap, 2009. 448 pp. $26.95.

Alcott, Louisa May. The Genius of Louisa May Alcott: Under the Lilacs. 1879. Ed. Tom Thomas. Scotts Valley: CreateSpace, 2009. 180 pp. $11.95 paper.

Collins, Jennie. Nature’s Aristocracy: A Plea for the Oppressed. 1871. Ed. Judith Ranta. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2010. 240 pp. $31.69 paper.

Davis, Rebecca Harding. Rebecca Harding Davis’s Stories of the Civil War Era: Selected Writings from the Borderlands. Ed. Sharon M. Harris and Robin L. Cadwallader. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2010. $24.95 paper.

Dickinson, Emily. The Pocket Emily Dickinson. Ed. Brenda Hillman. Boston: Shambhala, 2009. $6.95 paper.

Drinker, Elizabeth. The Diary of Elizabeth Drinker: The Life Cycle of an Eighteenth-Century Woman(Abridged). Ed. Elaine Forman Crane. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2009. 352 pp. $22.50 paper.

Fauset, Jessie Redmon. Comedy: American Style. 1933. Ed. Cherene Sherrard-Johnson. Piscataway: Rutgers UP, 2009. 304 pp. $27.95 paper.

Fern, Fanny [Sarah Payson Willis Parton]. Fanny Fern, A Memorial Volume: Containing Her Select Writings and a Memoir. 1873. Ed. James Parton. Whitefish: Kessinger, 2009. 516 pp. $40.95 paper.

Gilman, Charlotte Perkins. The Selected Letters of Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Ed. Denise D. Knight and Jennifer S. Tuttle. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2009. 504 pp. $60.00.

—. The Yellow Wall-PaperHerland, and Selected Writings. Ed. Denise D. Knight. New York: Penguin Classics, 2009. 384 pp. $11.05 paper.

Jacobs, Harriet. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. 1861. Introd. Myrlie Evers-Williams. New York: Signet Classics, 2010. 272 pp. $5.95 paper.

—. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself: With Related Documents. Ed. Jennifer Fleischner. New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2009. 336 pp. $11.65 paper.

—. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: Written by Herself, with “A True Tale of Slavery” by John S. Jacobs. 1861. Enlarged ed. Ed. Jean Fagan Yellin. Cambridge: Belknap, 2009. 496 pp. $12.20 paper.

O’Connor, Margaret Anne, ed. Willa Cather: The Contemporary Reviews. New York: Cambridge UP, 2009. 576 pp. $53.00 paper.

Parker, Dorothy. Not Much Fun: The Lost Poems of Dorothy Parker. Ed. Stuart Y. Silverstein. New York: Scribner, 2009. 272 pp. $11.21 paper.

Potter, Eliza. A Hairdresser’s Experience in High Life. 1859. Ed. and introd. Xiomara Santamarina. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2009. 264 pp. $55.00 cloth/$21.95 paper.

Sansom, Hannah Callender. The Diary of Hannah Callender Sansom: Sense and Sensibility in the Age of the American Revolution. Ed. Susan E. Klepp and Karin Wulf. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2009. 376 pp. $75.00 cloth/$24.95 paper.

Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom’s Cabin. 1852. Ed. Joseph Pearce. Ft. Collins: Ignatius, 2009. 525 pp. $14.95 paper.

Truth, Sojourner. The Narrative of Sojourner Truth. 1850. Ed. Olive Gilbert. Scotts Valley: CreateSpace, 2009. 98 pp. $9.49 paper.

Warren, Mercy Otis. Mercy Otis Warren: Selected Letters. Ed. Jeffrey H. Richards and Sharon M. Harris. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2009. 368 pp. $39.29.

Wharton, Edith. The Custom of the Country. 1913. Ed. Stephen Orgel. New York: Oxford UP, 2009. 416 pp. $11.01 paper.

—. Ethan Frome. 1911. Ed. and introd. Elizabeth Ammons. New York: Penguin Classics, 2009. 128 pp. $12.00 paper.

—. Ethan Frome. 1911. Introd. Anita Shreve. New York: Signet Classics, 2009. 192 pp. $4.95 paper.

—. The House of Mirth. 1905. Ed. Martha Banta. New York: Oxford UP, 2009. 368 pp. $8.54 paper.

Wilson, Harriet E. Our Nig; or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black. 1859. Ed. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. New York: Vintage, 2010. 320 pp. $15.00 paper.

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Bennett, Laure Marie. “Equal Privilege of Service: Women, Missions, and Suffrage in America, 1870-1934.” Diss. Princeton U, 2009.

Blakemore, Jessica. “She Works Hard for the Money: Working Women and Public Discourse at the Turn of the Century.” Thesis. Sarah Lawrence College, 2009.

Burns, Lorraine. “Fanny Fern’s True Motherhood of the Heart: Creating Change for Children in Nineteenth-Century America through Sentimentality, Irony, and Wit.” Thesis. U of Central Missouri, 2009.

Compton, Tonia M. “Proper Women/Propertied Women: Federal Land Laws and Gender Order(s) in the Nineteenth-Century Imperial American West.” Diss. The U of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2009.

Cooper, Brittney. “Race Women: The Politics of Black Female Leadership in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century America.” Diss. Emory U, 2009.

Creight, Clark Lauren. “‘No Man’s Yoke on My Shoulders’: The Politics of Death in the Plantation South.” Thesis. Sarah Lawrence College, 2009.

Culp, Courtney Ann. “Annie Chambers: Painted Ladies, Parlor Houses, and Prostitution in Kansas City, Missouri (1869-1923).” Thesis. Emporia State U, 2009.

Dabee, Vivi J. “The Summons to Behold a Revelation: Femininity and the Foliage in Zora Neale Hurston’s ‘Their Eyes Were Watching God.'” Thesis. U of Manitoba, 2009.

Dooley, Nora Ann. “The Beginnings of Feminism in the South: An Examination of Southern Women Writing Civil War and Reconstruction Novels, Augusta Jane Evans to Ellen Glasgow.” Diss. State U of New York at Buffalo, 2009.

Doyle, Nora. “‘The Highest Pleasure of Which Woman’s Nature is Capable’: Breastfeeding and the Sentimental Maternal Ideal in America, 1750-1860.” Thesis. The U of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009.

Edelstein, Sari. “The Novel and the News: Women’s Writing and the Poetics of U.S. Print Cultures, 1792-1892.” Diss. Brandeis U, 2009.

Egge, Sara Anne. “The Grassroots Diffusion of the Woman Suffrage Movement in Iowa: The IESA, Rural Women, and the Right to Vote.” Thesis. Iowa State U, 2009.

Hallenbeck, Sarah Overbaugh. “Writing the Bicycle: Women, Rhetoric, and Technology in Late Nineteenth-Century America.” Diss. The U of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 20009.

Han, Sangjoon. “American Movement: Nature and Civilization in Turner, Cooper, Twain, and Cather.” Diss. State U of New York at Buffalo, 2009.

Healey, Christina. “Excavating the Landscapes of American Literature: Archaeology, Antiquarianism, and the Landscape in American Women’s Writing, 1820-1890.” Diss. U of New Hampshire, 2009. [Includes Sarah Josepha Hale, Catharine Maria Sedgwick, Susan Fenimore Cooper, Celia Thaxter, and Constance Fenimore Woolson.]

Jacobs, Sharita Elizabeth. “Competing Realities: Black Southern Marylanders and Their Quest to Shape Freedom in ‘Loyal’ Maryland 1860-1880.” Diss. Howard U, 2009.

Kadue, Martha Elaine. “Judicial Rhetoric and Gender Reality: Cuckolded Husbands and Abandoned Wives in Gilded Age America.” Diss. U of California, Irvine, 2009.

Kerns, Jennifer Doke. “Shaping an ‘Idea without Hands’: Bronson Alcott’s Educational Theory Brought to Life in ‘Little Women.'” Thesis. Iowa State U, 2009.

Knezek, Lillian Ruth. “‘The Keeping Quiet is Just What I Cannot Do’: Women’s Work, Speech, and the Home in ‘The Silent Partner,’ ‘Work,’ and ‘Iola Leroy.'” Thesis. Texas Christian U, 2009. [Includes Louisa May Alcott, Frances E. W. Harper, and Elizabeth Stuart Phelps.]

Krome-Lukens, Anna L. “‘A Great Blessing to Defective Humanity’: Women and the Eugenics Movement in North Carolina, 1910-1940.” Thesis. U of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009.

LeFlouria, Talitha L. “Convict Women and Their Quest for Humanity: Examining Patterns of Race, Class and Gender in Georgia’s Convict Lease and Chain Gang Systems, 1865-1917.” Diss. Howard U, 2009.

Lewis, Janaka Bowman. “Freedom Promised, Freedom Told: Black Women’s Narratives of Emancipation and Reconstruction, 1861-1892.” Diss. Northwestern U, 2009.

Miller, Georgianna Oakley. “The Rhetoric of Hysteria in the U.S., 1830-1930: Suffragists, Sirens, Psychoses.” Diss. The U of Arizona, 2009.

Murray, Amanda M. “‘My Sisters, Don’t Be Afraid of the Words, “Old Maid”‘: Demarginalizing the Spinster in Louisa May Alcott.” Diss. Villanova U, 2009.

Newman, Jennifer Ann. “Writing, Religion, and Women’s Identity in Civil War Alabama.” Diss. Auburn U, 2009.

Prindle, Paige Ann. “Publishing, Property, and Problematic Heiresses: Representations of Inheritance in Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Popular Fiction.” Diss. U of California, San Diego, 2009.

Raphael, Mona Marjam. “The Construction of Political Women in the News from Suffrage to the Present.” Thesis. Georgetown U, 2009.

Repass, Michelle Frances. “The Mediating Force of Margaret Fuller’s Work in Education, Nature Writing, and Social Reform.” Thesis. Georgetown U, 2009.

Simmons, K, Merinda. “After Mary Prince: Navigating ‘Authenticity’ in 20th-Century Diasporic Women’s Migration Narratives.” Diss. U of Alabama, 2009.

Szabo, Anna Marieke. “19th Century Girls’ Literature: Stories of Empowerment or Limitation?” Thesis. Georgetown U, 2009. [Includes Louisa May Alcott, Martha Finley, and Elizabeth Wetherell.]

Urban, Andrew Theodore. “An Intimate World: Race, Migration, and Chinese and Irish Domestic Servants in the United States, 1850-1920.” Diss. U of Minnesota, 2009.

Whitehouse, Carol. “Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers: Imagining Feminism.” Diss. Arizona State U, 2009. [Includes Willa Cather, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Marietta Holley, Florence Finch Kelly.]

Wood, L. Maren. “Dangerous Liaisons: Narratives of Sexual Danger in the Anglo-American North, 1770-1820.” Diss. The U of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009.


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