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The Resource The female marine and related works : narratives of cross-dressing and urban vice in America's early republic, edited with an introduction by Daniel A. Cohen

The female marine and related works : narratives of cross-dressing and urban vice in America's early republic, edited with an introduction by Daniel A. Cohen

Label
The female marine and related works : narratives of cross-dressing and urban vice in America's early republic
Title
The female marine and related works
Title remainder
narratives of cross-dressing and urban vice in America's early republic
Statement of responsibility
edited with an introduction by Daniel A. Cohen
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the First Complete modern edition of The Female Marine, a fictional cross-dressing trilogy originally published between 1815 and 1818. Enormously popular among the New England readers, the tale in various versions appeared in no fewer than nineteen editions over that brief four-year span. This new edition appends three other contemporary accounts of cross-dressing and urban vice which, together with The Female Marine, provide a unique portrayal of prostitution and interracial city life in early-nineteenth-century America. The alternately racy and moralistic narrative recounts the adventures of a young woman from rural Massachusetts who is seduced by a false-hearted lover, flees to Boston, and is entrapped in a brothel. She eventually escapes by disguising herself as a man and serves with distinction on board the U.S. frigate Constitution during the War of 1812. After subsequent onshore adventures in and out of male dress, she is happily married to a wealthy New York gentleman. In his introduction, Daniel A. Cohen situates the story in both its literary and historical contexts. He explains how the tale draws upon a number of popular Anglo-American literary genres, including the female warrior narrative, the sentimental novel, and the urban expose. He then explores how The Female Marine reflects early-nineteenth-century anxieties concerning changing gender norms, the expansion of urban prostitution, the growth of Boston's African American community, and feelings of guilt aroused by New England's notoriously unpatriotic activities during the War of 1812
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Female marine
Dewey number
818/.20808
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PS549.B6
LC item number
F46 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cohen, Daniel A
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  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Literary form
  • American prose literature
  • Popular literature
  • Women merchant mariners
  • Didactic fiction, American
  • American prose literature
  • City and town life
  • Women sailors
  • City and town life
  • Women merchant mariners
  • Prostitutes
  • Women sailors
  • Cross-dressers
  • Cross-dressing
  • Prostitutes
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Literary form
  • Wright, N. Hill
  • Coverly, Nathaniel
  • United States
Label
The female marine and related works : narratives of cross-dressing and urban vice in America's early republic, edited with an introduction by Daniel A. Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [187]-193) 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
Contents
Editions of The Female Marine and Related Works -- The Female Marine. pt. 1. Narrative of Lucy Brewer. pt. 2. Continuation of the Narrative of Lucy Brewer. pt. 3. An Awful Beacon -- A Brief Reply to the Late Writings of Louisa Baker -- The Surprising Adventures of Almira Paul -- A Brief Account of ... The Boston Female Society for Missionary Purposes
Control code
36969731
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 202 pages
Isbn
9781558491243
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
97020655
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
The female marine and related works : narratives of cross-dressing and urban vice in America's early republic, edited with an introduction by Daniel A. Cohen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [187]-193) 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
Contents
Editions of The Female Marine and Related Works -- The Female Marine. pt. 1. Narrative of Lucy Brewer. pt. 2. Continuation of the Narrative of Lucy Brewer. pt. 3. An Awful Beacon -- A Brief Reply to the Late Writings of Louisa Baker -- The Surprising Adventures of Almira Paul -- A Brief Account of ... The Boston Female Society for Missionary Purposes
Control code
36969731
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 202 pages
Isbn
9781558491243
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
97020655
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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