Table of contents for A passionate usefulness : the life and literary labors of Hannah Adams / Gary D. Schmidt.

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Prologue: "A Memory to be Kept Green" 
The Solitude of the Reader 
1. "With Gloomy Prospects Before Me" 
2. "The Strength and Vivacity of Her Understanding" 
3. An Alphabetical Compendium 
4. "Gloomy in My Situation" 
5. "The Benefit of His Patronage" 
6. A View of Religions 
The Historian of New England 
7. "Efforts of a Female Pen" 
8. "Obliged to Lay Aside Reading" 
9. A Summary History of New-England 
10. "Ancient Histories of New-England" 
11. "Modern Information" 
12. "Truth and the Facts of History" 
Proving Faith 
13. A New View of Religions 
14. The Truth and Excellence of the Christian Religion 
15. "Avowing Her Firm Belief" 
Comfort--and Discomfort--in Society 
16. "To Make Some New Acquaintance" 
17. "Ruinous Competition" 
18. Abridgement of the History of New-England 
19. "Her Alluring and Powerful Assistance" 
20. "Corrections and Additions" 
21. "The Parties in This Controversy" 
22. "Business Out of the Female Line" 
23. "I Wish to Learn the Truth of This Report" 
24. "The Undefined Nature of the Claims" 
The Writer as Activist Historian 
25. "I Shall Avail Myself of the Information" 
26. The History of the Jews 
27. "The Exact Fulfillment" 
28. "Any Written Communication" 
29. "The Amount of Compensation" 
30. The "Painful Affair" Ended 
The Writer's New Purposes 
31. "I Know I am Very Awkward" 
32. A Dictionary of All Religions and Religious 
33. "Attention Awakened" 
34. "You Are at the Head Quarters" 
35. Letters on the Gospels 
36. "Not Alone in Her Exertions" 
37. "Affection Fervent and Enthusiastic" 
38. A Memoir of Miss Hannah Adams 
39. "Willing to Remain" 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Adams, Hannah, 1755-1831, Women and literature New England History 18th century, Women and literature New England History 19th century, Authors, American 18th century Biography, Authors, American 19th century Biography, Historians New England Biography, New England Historiography