Antebellum American Women Writers and the Road : American Mobilities.

A study of American women's narratives of mobility and travel, this book examines how geographic movement opened up other movements or mobilities for antebellum women at a time of great national expansion. Concerned with issues of personal and national identity, the study demonstrates how women...

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Main Author: Roberson, Susan L. L.
Format: eBook
Published: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012.
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Table of Contents:
  • Antebellum American Women Writers and the Road American Mobilities; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: American Mobilities; 1 "What hath befallen me": Sites of Contestation in Sarah Beavis's Two Narratives of Her Adventures on the Mississippi River; 2 "With the Wind Rocking the Wagon": Women's Narratives of the Way West; 3 The Politics of Mobility: Self and Nation In-(Between) Margaret Fuller's Summer on the Lakes; 4 "A Higher Call": Mobility, Spirituality, and Social Uplift in the Narratives of Maria Stewart and Jarena Lee.
  • 5 Circulations of Body and Word: Women's Slave Narratives6 Domesticating the Road in the Wide World of Antebellum Women's Novels; 7 Touristic Writing by Antebellum Women Sightseers; 8 Jane Cazneau and Margaret Fuller: The Politics of Mobility-Manifest Destiny and Revolution; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index.