The First Woman in the Republic: A Cultural Biography of Lydia Maria Child

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Description

For half a century Lydia Maria Child was a household name in the United States. Hardly a sphere of nineteenth-century life can be found in which Lydia Maria Child did not figure prominently as a pathbreaker. Although best known today for having edited Harriet A. Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, she pioneered almost every department of nineteenth-century American letters--the historical novel, the short story, children's literature, the domestic advice book, women's history, antislavery fiction, journalism, and the literature of aging. Offering a panoramic view of a nation and culture in flux, this innovative cultural biography (originally published by Duke University Press in 1994) recreates the world as well as the life of a major nineteenth-figure whose career as a writer and social reformer encompassed issues central to American history.

Product Details

Price
$149.95
Publisher
Duke University Press
Publish Date
November 04, 1994
Pages
832
Dimensions
7.33 X 1.81 X 10.33 inches | 3.82 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780822314851
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About the Author

Carolyn L. Karcher is Professor of English, American Studies, and Women's Studies at Temple University.

Reviews

"A monumental scholarly achievement."--Joan Hedrick, author of Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life
"The definitive biography of a major figure in American literary and political history.--Richard Slotkin, author of Gunfighter Nation
"This is a magnificent book. Child's character emerges as a model for what a woman can be."--Jane Tompkins, author of West of Everything