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The Resource Unconventional politics : nineteenth-century women writers and U.S. Indian policy, Janet Dean

Unconventional politics : nineteenth-century women writers and U.S. Indian policy, Janet Dean

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Unconventional politics : nineteenth-century women writers and U.S. Indian policy
Title
Unconventional politics
Title remainder
nineteenth-century women writers and U.S. Indian policy
Statement of responsibility
Janet Dean
Title variation
Nineteenth-century women writers and U.S. Indian policy
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Throughout the nineteenth century, Native and non-Native women writers protested U.S. government actions that threatened indigenous people's existence. The conventional genres they sometimes adopted--the sensationalistic captivity narrative, sentimental Indian lament poetry, didactic assimilation fiction, and the mass-circulated commercial magazine--typically had been used to reinforce the oppressive policies of removal, war, and allotment. But in Unconventional Politics Janet Dean explores how four authors, Sarah Wakefield, Lydia Huntley Sigourney, the Muscogee/Creek S. Alice Callahan, and the Cherokee Ora V. Eddleman, converted these frameworks to serve a politics of dissent. Intervening in current debates in feminist and Native American literary criticism, Dean shows how these women advocated for Native Americans by both politicizing conventional literature and employing literary skill to respond to national policy. Dean argues that in protesting U.S. Indian policy through popular genres, Wakefield, Sigourney, Callahan, and Eddleman also critiqued cultural protocols and stretched the contours of accepted modes of feminine discourse. Their acts of improvisation and reinvention tell a new story about the development of American women's writing and political expression"--
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1965-
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Dean, Janet
Dewey number
810.9/928708997
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS152
LC item number
.D43 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Wakefield, Sarah F.
  • Sigourney, L. H.
  • Callahan, S. Alice
  • Eddleman, Ora V
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Indians in literature
  • Indians of North America
  • Politics and literature
  • Women and literature
  • Frau
  • Gattung
  • Indianer
  • Literatur
  • Regierung
  • Widerstand
  • Frauenliteratur
  • USA
Label
Unconventional politics : nineteenth-century women writers and U.S. Indian policy, Janet Dean
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: aesthetics, politics, and literary convention -- Nameless outrages: the Dakota conflict, rape rhetoric, and Sarah Wakefield's "captivity" narrative -- "She wept alone": the politics and poetics of Lydia Sigourney's Indian laments -- Reading lessons: sentimental critique in S. Alice Callahan's Wynema: a child of the forest -- Talking back: Ora Eddleman's "Indian magazine" and native publicity -- Epilogue: toward a theory of feminist indigenist reinvention
Control code
930997598
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 255 pages
Isbn
9781625342034
Lccn
2016012906
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)930997598
Label
Unconventional politics : nineteenth-century women writers and U.S. Indian policy, Janet Dean
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction: aesthetics, politics, and literary convention -- Nameless outrages: the Dakota conflict, rape rhetoric, and Sarah Wakefield's "captivity" narrative -- "She wept alone": the politics and poetics of Lydia Sigourney's Indian laments -- Reading lessons: sentimental critique in S. Alice Callahan's Wynema: a child of the forest -- Talking back: Ora Eddleman's "Indian magazine" and native publicity -- Epilogue: toward a theory of feminist indigenist reinvention
Control code
930997598
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 255 pages
Isbn
9781625342034
Lccn
2016012906
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)930997598

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