Legacy Volume 37, No. 2

Volume 37, No. 2 (2020)

Staging Enfleshment: Toward Lines of Flight in Harriet Wilson’s Our Nig; or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black

Sam Plasencia, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Creeping in the Crevices: Geology and the Re-scaling of Women’s Mobility in Elizabeth Stoddard’s The Morgesons

Dalia Davoudi, Loyola University

Teaching to Resist, Teaching to Recover: Charlotte Forten’s Sea Islands Archives across Private and Public Forms

Mollie Barnes, University of South Carolina, Beaufort


Two Stories by Barbara E. Pope

Eric Gardner, Sagniaw State Valley University

The Old and the New Order. A Story of Southern Life, Giving a Glimpse at the Trials of the Educated Colored Man and the Conservatism of Prejudice–in Three Chapters

Barbara E. Pope

Truth versus Hypocrisy

Barbara E. Pope

Forum: The Nineteenth Amendment Centennial and the Politics of Memorialization: Literary Engagements in Public Storytelling


Jen McDaneld, University of Portland

Suffragism beyond Suffrage

Katherine Adams, Tulane University

“An Army of Organized Women”: Race, Place, and the Politics of Suffrage in America

Lois Brown, Arizona State University

Suffrage Elimination Dance

Mary Chapman, University of British Columbia

Hidden Histories and the History of Ambivalence

Jean Lee Cole, Loyola University Maryland

Lessons from the Superwoman: Miriam Michelson’s Literary Activism

Lori Harrison-Kahan, Boston College

Laura Curtis Bullard and Women’s Rights Literature

Denise Kohn, Baldwin Wallace University

Woman Suffrage in the American West: Emma Ghent Curtis’s The Administratrix

Victoria Lamont, University of Waterloo

Frances E. W. Harper, A Model Citizen Who Couldn’t Vote

Koritha Mitchell, Ohio State University

The Suffrage Centennial and Reading Black Feminisms

Teresa Zackodnik, University of Alberta


Stripped and Script: Loyalist Women of the American Revolution, by Kacy Dowd Tillman

Maria O’Malley, University of Nebraska at Kearney

Reading for Reform: The Social Work of Literature in the Progressive Era, by Laura R. Fisher

Jesse Raber, University of Illinois at Chicago

Chromographia: American Literature and the Modernization of Color, by Nicholas Gaskill

Deborah M. Mix, Ball State University

American Literary History and the Turn toward Modernity, edited by Melanie V. Dawson and Meredith Goldsmith

Michael Sacks, University of Miami

The Superwoman and Other Writings by Miriam Michelson, edited by Lori Harrison-Kahan

Candi S. Carter Olson, Utah State University

Selected Poems of Edith Wharton, edited by Irene Goldman-Price

Betsy Currier Beacom, Southern Connecticut State University

Remembering Lucile: A Virginia Family’s Rise from Slavery and a Legacy Forged a Mile High, by Polly E. Bugros McLean

Autumn Womack, Princeton University

Putting Them on the Map: Mapping the Agents of the Colored Co-operative Publishing Company, by Alisha Knight

April C. Logan, Salisbury University