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Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers: An Anthology

Karen L. Kilcup (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-19986-1
656 pages
February 1997, ©1997, Wiley-Blackwell
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Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers: An Anthology is a multicultural, multigenre collection celebrating the quality and diversity of nineteenth century American women's expression.
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Table of Contents

Selected Contents by Genre.

Selected Contents by Theme.

Alphabetical List of Author.




Native American Myths.

Sampler Verses.

Mary Jemison (Degiwene’s) (Seneca) (1743-1833).

“Old Elizabeth” (1766-18??).

Eliza Leslie (1787-1858).

Catheraine Maria Sedgwick (1789-1867).

Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney (1791-1865).

Rebecca Cox Jackson (1795-1871).

Sojourner Thruth (c. 1797-1883)/Frances Dana Gage (1808-1884).

Caroline Kirkland (1801-1864).

Lydia Maria Child (1802-1880).

Betsey Chamberlain (dates Unkown) and The Lowell Offering Writers.

Lorenza Stevens Berbineau (c. 1806-1869).

Margaret Fuller (1810-1850).

Fanny Fern (sara Payton Willis Parton) (1811-1872).

Frances Sargent Osgoos (1811-1850).

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896).

Alice Cary (1820-1871).

Frances E. W. Harper (1825-1911).

Lucy Larcom (1824-1893).

Rose Terry Cooke (1827-1892).

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886).

Susan Gilbert Dickinson (1830-1913).

Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885).

Rebecca Harding Davis (1831-1910).

Mary Mapes Dodge (1831?-1905).

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888).

Maria Amaparo Ruiz De Burton (1832-1895).

Harriet Prescott Spofford (1835-1921).

Celia Thaxter (1835-1894).

Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt (1836-1919).

Marietta Holley (“Josiah Allen’s Wife”) (1836-1926).

Catherine Owen (Helen Alice Matthews Nitsch) (?-1899).

Constance Fenimore Woolson (1844-1911).

Sarah Winnemucca (Thocmetony) (Paiute) (c. 1844-1891).

Mary Jallock Foote (847-1938).

Sarah Barnwell Elliott (1848-1928).

Emma Lazarus (1849-1887).

Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909).

Kate Chopin (1851-1904).

Mary Wilkins Freeman (1852-1930).

Grace King (1852-1932).

Lizette Woodorth Reese (1856-1935).

Kate Dougls Wiggin (1856-1923).

Anna Julia Cooper (c. 1858-1930).

Laura Jacobson (Dates unknown).

Charlotte Perkins (Stetson) Gilman (1860-1935).

Louise Imogen Guiney (1861-1920).

E. Pauline Jonson (Tekhionwake) (Mohawk) (1861-1913).

Mary Weston Fordham (c. 1862-?).

Ida Baker Wells-Barnett (1863-1905).

Kate McPhelim Cleary (1863-1905).

Sui Sin Far (edith Maud Eaton) (1865-1914).

Mary Hunter Austin (1868-1934).

Sophia Alice Callahan (Creek) (1868-1894).

Martha Wolfenstein (1869-1905).

Alice Dunbar-Nelson (1875-1935).

Onoto Watanna (Winnifred Eaton) (1875-1954).

Zitkala-Sa (Gertrude Simmons Bonnin) (Sioux) (1876-1938).

Maria Cristina Mena (1893-1965).


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Author Information

Karen L. Kilcup is Professor of American literature at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The recipient of a US national Distinguished Teacher award in 1987, Professor Kilcup has been named the Davidson Eminent Scholar Chair in the Humanities at Florida International University for Fall 2000. She is the author or editor of six books on American literature and culture, including Soft Canons: American Women Writers and Masculine Tradition (1999), Robert Frost and Feminine Literary Tradition (1998), and Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers: An Anthology (1997).
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"This anthology offers a fascinating selection of material which ought to enthuse the scholarly and general reader alike." S. M. Grant, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
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