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

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

Label
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
Creator
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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Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1965-
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Dean, Janet
Dewey number
810.9/928708997
LC call number
PS152
LC item number
.D43 2016
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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
Label
Unconventional politics : nineteenth-century women writers and U.S. Indian policy, Janet Dean, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
OCM1bookssj0001732208
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781625342034
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016012906
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001732208
Label
Unconventional politics : nineteenth-century women writers and U.S. Indian policy, Janet Dean, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
OCM1bookssj0001732208
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781625342034
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016012906
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001732208

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