Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers

Publication covering women and literature.

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 1, January

Advertising the Domestic: Anne Bradstreet's Sentimental Poetics
In 1650, the New England Puritan poet Anne Bradstreet published her first book of poetry, The Tenth Muse, under mysterious circumstances. Accord ing to her, the verses had been taken and published without her knowledge or consent, and the resulting...
A Medical Examination of Charlotte Temple: Critiquing the Female Healing Community in Susanna Rowson's America
When Charlotte Temple reaches for her bottle of hartshorn after hear- ing that Montraville has left her for another woman, she signals her desire for healing in an uncaring__or, at best, indifferent__early American community. A fifteen-year-old British...
"I Am the Hero of a Fairy Tale": The US-Mexico War and American Manhood in E. D. E. N. Southworth's the Hidden Hand
Few things are in worse taste than for a man needlessly to busy himself in women's work; and yet a man never appears in a more interesting attitude than when, by skill in such matters, he can save a mother or wife from care and suffering. Catharine...
Imagining State and Federal Law in Pauline E. Hopkins's Contending Forces
Boston University Winner of the Best Paper Contest, 2009 SSAWW Conference, General Category In the opening section of Pauline E. Hopkins's Contending Forces, set in the 179os, Charles Montfort, a wealthy white plantation owner who has recently...
Introduction to "The Son of Chung Wo," by Sui Sin Far [Edith Maude Eaton]
The sisters Edith and Winnifred Eaton made every effort, throughout their lives, to be heard. Twenty years ago, despite Edith's years of steady labor as a journalist and short story writer and despite Winnifred's widely popular novels, they were virtually...
Sarah Orne Jewett's "The Foreigner" and the Transamerican Routes of New England Regionalism
Winner of the Best Paper Contest, 2009 SSAWW Conference, Graduate Student Category In January 1896, just as the first installments of The Country of the Pointed Firs were appearing in the Atlantic Monthly, Sarah Orne Jewett traveled by cruise ship...
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