The First Woman In The Republic: A Cultural Biography Of Lydia Maria Child (New Americanists)
The First Woman In The Republic: A Cultural Biography Of Lydia Maria Child (New Americanists)

The First Woman In The Republic: A Cultural Biography Of Lydia Maria Child (New Americanists)

  • Publish Date: 1998-03-02
  • Binding: Paperback
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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. Jacobss Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, she pioneered almost every department of nineteenth-century American lettersthe historical novel, the short story, childrens literature, the domestic advice book, womens 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.

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