Harper, Frances Ellen Watkins (1825 – 1911)

Harper, Frances Ellen Watkins

24 Sept. 1825 – 22 Feb. 1911

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Pertinent Archives:

Maryland Historical Society (letters to Robert Goodloe Harper) (http://www.mdhs.org/)

New York Public Library, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (see checklist, or finding-list, on Harper) (http://www.nypl.org/research/sc/)



Legacy References:


Ammons, Elizabeth. Legacy Profile: “Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, 1825-1911.” Legacy 2.2 (1985): 61-66.

Barrett, Faith. “Review of Mary Loeffelholz’s From School to Salon: Reading Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Poetry.”Legacy 22.2 (2005): 196. [LION]

Blount, Marcellus. “Review of Mary Helen Washington’s Invented Lives: Narratives of Black Women, 1860-1960s.” Legacy 5.1 (1988): 56-57.

Chapman, Mary. “Review of Leslie Petty’s Romancing the Vote: Feminist Activism in American Fiction, 1870-1920.” Legacy 25.2 (2008): 343-45. [LION]

DoVeanna S., Fulton. “Sowing Seeds in an Untilled Field: Temperance and Race, Indeterminacy and Recovery in Frances E.W. Harper’s Sowing and Reaping.” Legacy 24.2 (2007): 207-224. [LION]

Fulton, DoVeanna S. “Review of Venetria K. Patton’s Women in Chains: The Legacy of Slavery in Black Women’s Fiction.” Legacy 17.2 (2000): 230-31. [GW] [LION]

Gaul, Theresa Strouth. “Review of eds. Jennifer Cognard-Black and Elizabeth MacLeod Walls’s Kindred Hands: Letters on Writing by British and American Women Authors, 1865-1935.” Legacy 25.1 (2008): 179-81. [LION]

Glasser, Leah Blatt. “Review of eds. Joyce W. Warren and Margaret Dickie’s Challenging Boundaries: Gender and Periodization and ed. Monika M. Elbert’s Separate Spheres No More: Gender Convergence in American Literature, 1830-1930.” Legacy 18.2 (2001): 245-7. [GW] [LION]

Gray, Janet. “Review of Poets in the Public Sphere: The Emancipatory Project of American Women’s Poetry, 1800-1900.” Legacy 21.1 (2004): 99. [LION]

Hoeller, Hildegard. “Review of Carolyn Sorisio’s Fleshing Out America: Race, Gender, and the Politics of the Body in American Literature, 1833-1879.” Legacy 21.1 (2004): 109-10. [LION]

Lauter, Paul. “Is Frances Ellen Watkins Harper Good Enough to Teach?” Legacy 5.1 (1988): 27-32.

Leonard, Keith D. “Review of Janet Gray’s Race and Time: American Women’s Poetics from Antislavery to Racial Modernity.” Legacy22.1 (2005): 81-2. [LION]

Petrino, Elizabeth. “Review of Elizabeth Young’s Disarming the Nation: Women’s Writing and the American Civil War.” Legacy 18.1 (2001): 112-13. [GW] [LION]

Robbins, Sarah. “Gendering the Debate over African Americans’ Education in the 1880’s: Frances Harper’s Reconfiguration of Atticus Haygood’s Philanthropic Model.” Legacy 19.1 (2002): 81-89. [GW] [LION]

Rutkowski, Alice. “Leaving the Good Mother: Frances E. W. Harper, Lydia Maria Child, and the Literary Politics of Reconstruction.”Legacy 25.1 (2008): 83-104. [MUSE] [LION]

Sale, Maggie Montesinos. “Review of Carla L. Peterson’s Doers of the Word: African-American Women Speakers and Writers in the North (1830-1880).” Legacy 14.2 (1997): 154-55. [GW] [LION]

Samuels, Shirley. “Review of Mary Louise Kete’s Sentimental Collaborations: Mourning and Middle-Class Identity in Nineteenth-Century America and Lori Merish’s Sentimental Materialism.” Legacy 18.2 (2001): 250. [GW] [LION]

Schultz, Lucille M. “Review of Sarah Robbins’s Managing Literacy, Mothering America: Women’s Narratives on Reading and Writing in the Nineteenth Century.” Legacy 23.2 (2006): 203-04. [LION]

Seigel, Catharine F. “Review of ed. Melba Joyce’s Discarded Legacy: Politics and Poetics in the Life of Frances E.W. Harper, 1825-1911.” Legacy 13.1 (1996): 81-82.

Sherrard-Johnson, Cherene. “Review of Eva Allegra Raimon’s The “Tragic Mulatta” Revisited: Race and Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century Antislavery Fiction and Teresa C. Zackodnik’s The “Tragic Mulatta” Revisited: Race and Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century Antislavery Fiction/The Mulatta and the Politics of Race.” Legacy 23.2 (2006): 206-07. [LION]

Tate, Claudia. “Review of Hazel V. Carby’s Reconstructing Womanhood: The Emergence of teh Afro-American Novelist.” Legacy 5.1 (1988): 57-58.

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