Publisher description for The Cambridge companion to nineteenth-century American women's writing / edited by Dale M. Bauer and Philip Gould.


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Counter The Cambridge Companion to Nineteenth-Century American Women's Writing is a specially commissioned collection designed for use by students. Providing an overview of the history of writing by women in the period, it establishes the context in which this writing emerged, and traces the origin of the terms which have traditionally defined the debate. It includes essays on topics of recent concern, such as women and war, erotic violence, the liberating and disciplinary effects of religion, and examines the work of a variety of women writers, including Harriet Beecher Stowe, Rebecca Harding Davis and Louisa May Alcott. The volume plots new directions for the study of American literary history, and provides several valuable tools for students, including a chronology of works and suggestions for further reading.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: American literature Women authors History and criticism, Women and literature United States History 19th century, American literature 19th century History and criticism