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The Resource Our sisters' keepers : nineteenth-century benevolence literature by American women, edited by Jill Bergman and Debra Bernardi

Our sisters' keepers : nineteenth-century benevolence literature by American women, edited by Jill Bergman and Debra Bernardi

Label
Our sisters' keepers : nineteenth-century benevolence literature by American women
Title
Our sisters' keepers
Title remainder
nineteenth-century benevolence literature by American women
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jill Bergman and Debra Bernardi
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Essays on the roles played by women in forming American attitudes about benevolence and poverty relief. American culture has long had a conflicted relationship with assistance to the poor. Cotton Mather and John Winthrop were staunch proponents of Christian charity as fundamental to colonial American society, while transcendentalists harbored deep skepticism towards benevolence in favor of Emersonian self-reliance and Thoreau?s insistence on an ascetic life. Women in the 19th century, as these essays show, approached issues of benevolence far differently than their male counterparts, consistent
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
810.9/3556
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS169.B54
LC item number
O94 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1963-
  • 1954-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bergman, Jill
  • Bernardi, Debra
Series statement
Studies in American literary realism and naturalism
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Benevolence in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Women and literature
  • American literature
  • Charity in literature
  • Poverty in literature
  • Poor in literature
  • Littérature américaine
  • Bienveillance dans la littérature
  • Littérature et société
  • Femmes et littérature
  • Écrits de femmes américains
  • Charité dans la littérature
  • Pauvreté dans la littérature
  • Pauvres dans la littérature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Benevolence in literature
  • Charity in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Poor in literature
  • Poverty in literature
  • Women and literature
  • United States
  • Letterkunde
  • Amerikaans
  • Vrouwelijke auteurs
  • Liefdadigheid
  • Armoede
Label
Our sisters' keepers : nineteenth-century benevolence literature by American women, edited by Jill Bergman and Debra Bernardi
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-288) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "The right to be let alone" : Mary Wilkins Freeman and the right to a "private share"
  • Debra Bernardi
  • Women's charity vs. scientific philanthropy in Sarah Orne Jewett
  • Monika Elbert
  • "Oh the poor women!" : Elizabeth Stuart Phelps's motherly benevolence
  • Jill Bergman
  • Frances Harper's poverty relief mission in the African American community
  • Terry D. Novak
  • "To reveal the humble immigrant parents to their own children" : immigrant women, their American daughters, and the Hull-House Labor Museum
  • Sarah E. Chinn
  • Stories of the poorhouse
  • Character's conduct : the democratic habits of Jane Addams's "charitable effort"
  • James Salazar
  • Karen Tracey
  • Representing the "deserving poor" : the "sentimental seamstress" and the feminization of poverty in antebellum America
  • Lori Merish
  • "Dedicated to works of beneficence" : charity as a model for a domesticated economy in antebellum women's panic fiction
  • Mary Templin
  • Reforming women's reform literature : Rebecca Harding Davis's rewriting of the industrial novel
  • Whitney A. Womack
Control code
424522015
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 299 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780817381660
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)424522015
Label
Our sisters' keepers : nineteenth-century benevolence literature by American women, edited by Jill Bergman and Debra Bernardi
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-288) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "The right to be let alone" : Mary Wilkins Freeman and the right to a "private share"
  • Debra Bernardi
  • Women's charity vs. scientific philanthropy in Sarah Orne Jewett
  • Monika Elbert
  • "Oh the poor women!" : Elizabeth Stuart Phelps's motherly benevolence
  • Jill Bergman
  • Frances Harper's poverty relief mission in the African American community
  • Terry D. Novak
  • "To reveal the humble immigrant parents to their own children" : immigrant women, their American daughters, and the Hull-House Labor Museum
  • Sarah E. Chinn
  • Stories of the poorhouse
  • Character's conduct : the democratic habits of Jane Addams's "charitable effort"
  • James Salazar
  • Karen Tracey
  • Representing the "deserving poor" : the "sentimental seamstress" and the feminization of poverty in antebellum America
  • Lori Merish
  • "Dedicated to works of beneficence" : charity as a model for a domesticated economy in antebellum women's panic fiction
  • Mary Templin
  • Reforming women's reform literature : Rebecca Harding Davis's rewriting of the industrial novel
  • Whitney A. Womack
Control code
424522015
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 299 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780817381660
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)424522015

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