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The Resource Managing literacy, mothering America : women's narratives on reading and writing in the nineteenth century, Sarah Robbins

Managing literacy, mothering America : women's narratives on reading and writing in the nineteenth century, Sarah Robbins

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Managing literacy, mothering America : women's narratives on reading and writing in the nineteenth century
Title
Managing literacy, mothering America
Title remainder
women's narratives on reading and writing in the nineteenth century
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Robbins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Managing Literacy, Mothering America accomplishes two tasks. It identifies and defines a previously unstudied genre, the domestic literacy narrative, and provides a pioneering cultural history of this genre from the early days of the United States through the turn of the twentieth century." "At the center of the genre's history are authors such as Lydia Sigourney, Catharine Maria Sedgwick, and Frances Harper, who viewed their writing as a form of teaching for the public good. But in her wide-ranging and interdisciplinary investigation, Robbins demonstrates that a long line of women writers created domestic literacy narratives, which proved to be highly responsive to shifts in educational agendas and political issues throughout the nineteenth century and beyond." "Robbins offers close readings of texts ranging from the 1790s to the 1920s. These include influential British precursors to the genre and early twentieth-century narratives by women missionaries that have been previously undervalued by cultural historians. She examines texts by prominent authors that have received little critical attention to date - such as Lydia Maria Child's Good Wives - and provides fresh context when discussing such well-known works of the period as Uncle Tom's Cabin."--Jacket
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DLC
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Robbins, Sarah
Dewey number
818/.308099287
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.B67
LC item number
R63 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Pittsburgh series in composition, literacy, and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American prose literature
  • Women
  • Women and literature
  • American prose literature
  • Literacy
  • Domestic fiction, American
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Women
  • Books and reading in literature
  • Motherhood in literature
  • Authorship in literature
  • Women in literature
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
Label
Managing literacy, mothering America : women's narratives on reading and writing in the nineteenth century, Sarah Robbins
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
55208417
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 326 pages
Isbn
9780822942351
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004010929
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Managing literacy, mothering America : women's narratives on reading and writing in the nineteenth century, Sarah Robbins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
55208417
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 326 pages
Isbn
9780822942351
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004010929
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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