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The Resource Women in medicine in nineteenth-century American literature : from poisoners to doctors, Harriet Beecher Stowe to Theda Bara, Sara L. Crosby

Women in medicine in nineteenth-century American literature : from poisoners to doctors, Harriet Beecher Stowe to Theda Bara, Sara L. Crosby

Label
Women in medicine in nineteenth-century American literature : from poisoners to doctors, Harriet Beecher Stowe to Theda Bara
Title
Women in medicine in nineteenth-century American literature
Title remainder
from poisoners to doctors, Harriet Beecher Stowe to Theda Bara
Statement of responsibility
Sara L. Crosby
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book investigates how popular American literature and film transformed the poisonous woman from a misogynist figure used to exclude women and minorities from political power into a feminist hero used to justify the expansion of their public roles. Sara Crosby locates the origins of this metamorphosis in Uncle Tom's Cabin where Harriet Beecher Stowe applied an alternative medical discourse to revise the poisonous Cassy into a doctor. The newly "medicalized" poisoner then served as a focal point for two competing narratives that envisioned the American nation as a multi-racial, egalitarian democracy or as a white and male supremacist ethno-state. Crosby tracks this battle from the heroic healers created by Stowe, Mary Webb, Oscar Micheaux, and Louisia May Alcott to the even more monstrous poisoners or "vampires" imagined by E.D.E.N. Southworth, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Theda Bara, Thomas Dixon, Jr., and D.W. Griffith
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
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Crosby, Sara Lynn
Dewey number
810.93522
Index
index present
LC call number
PS173.W6
LC item number
C76 2018eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Palgrave studies in literature, science and medicine
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  • American literature
  • Poisoners in literature
  • Women poisoners
  • Women physicians in literature
  • Women healers in literature
  • Women in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Literary theory
  • History of science
  • Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American literature
  • Women healers in literature
  • Women physicians in literature
Label
Women in medicine in nineteenth-century American literature : from poisoners to doctors, Harriet Beecher Stowe to Theda Bara, Sara L. Crosby
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Chapter 1. Introduction. Making the Medicinal Poisoner -- Chapter 2. A Quarrel of Poisons: Harriet Beecher Stowe's Homeopathic Poisoner -- Chapter 3. Playing Poison: Mary Webb's Antidote to the Tom Shows -- Chapter 4. With Friends Like These: E.D.E.N. Southworth and Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes's Pathological Poisoner -- Chapter 5. The Lady Doctor and the Vamp: How Louisa May Alcott, Theda Bara, and Thomas Dixon, Jr., Killed the Poisonous Woman -- Chapter 6. Conclusion and Coda. A Presidential Election, My Cousin Rachel, and the Lingering Effects of the Medicinal Poisoner
Control code
1052766499
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 257 pages : illustrations)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319964638
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)1052766499
Label
Women in medicine in nineteenth-century American literature : from poisoners to doctors, Harriet Beecher Stowe to Theda Bara, Sara L. Crosby
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Chapter 1. Introduction. Making the Medicinal Poisoner -- Chapter 2. A Quarrel of Poisons: Harriet Beecher Stowe's Homeopathic Poisoner -- Chapter 3. Playing Poison: Mary Webb's Antidote to the Tom Shows -- Chapter 4. With Friends Like These: E.D.E.N. Southworth and Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes's Pathological Poisoner -- Chapter 5. The Lady Doctor and the Vamp: How Louisa May Alcott, Theda Bara, and Thomas Dixon, Jr., Killed the Poisonous Woman -- Chapter 6. Conclusion and Coda. A Presidential Election, My Cousin Rachel, and the Lingering Effects of the Medicinal Poisoner
Control code
1052766499
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 257 pages : illustrations)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319964638
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)1052766499

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