Women and Authorship in Revolutionary America

Women and Authorship in Revolutionary America

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In distinct contrast to earlier studies on early US women's authorship, this book argues that women writers in Revolutionary America viewed civic participation as a key component of the social role of authorship, and that they used authorship as a means to contribute publicly to the evolving creation of the new nation's political and social identities.Angela Vietto here analyzes poetry, letters, religious texts, essays and plays by early American writers Mercy Otis Warren, Sarah Osborn and Susanna Anthony, Hannah Adams, Eunice Smith, Jenny Fenno, Sarah Pogson Smith, Judith Sargent Murray and Hannah Griffitts, among others.The title page of the 1792 edition and a note at the end of the work also highlight Smitha#39;s authorship of other religious pamphlets, and the acrostic poem is accompanied by another woodcut, this one of a woman, presumably Smith, at a writinganbsp;...

Title:Women and Authorship in Revolutionary America
Author: Angela Vietto
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2005

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