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

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Introduction Dale Bauer and Philip Gould
Part I. Historical and Theoretical Backgrounds: 1. The post colonial culture of early American women's writing Rosemarie Zagarri
2. Women in public Dana Nelson
3. Antebellum politics and women's writing Stephanie Smith
Part II. Genre, Tradition and Innovation: 4. Captivity and the literary imagination Kathryn Zabelle Derounian-Stodola
5. Nineteenth-century American women's poetry Elizabeth Petrino
6. Women at war Shirley Samuels
7. Women, anti-Catholicism, and narrative in nineteenth-century America Susan Griffin
8. Immigration and assimilation in nineteenth-century American women's writing Priscilla Wald
Part III. Case Studies: 9. The uses of writing in Margaret Bayard Smith's New Nation Frederika Teute
10. The sentimental novel: the example of Harriet Beecher Stowe Gail Smith
11. African-American women's spiritual narratives Yolanda Pierce
12. The post-bellum writing of Rebecca Harding Davis and Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Lisa Long
13. Elizabeth Stoddard's The Morgesons Sandra Zagarell
14. Minnie's Sacrifice: Frances Ellen Watkins Harper's narrative of citizenship Jasmine Griffin
Conclusion Mary Kelley.

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