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America's Joan of Arc: The Life of Anna Elizabeth Dickinson
     

America's Joan of Arc: The Life of Anna Elizabeth Dickinson

by J. Matthew Gallman
 

ISBN-10: 0195339266

ISBN-13: 9780195339260

Pub. Date: 08/28/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press

One of the most celebrated women of her time, a spellbinding speaker dubbed the Queen of the Lyceum and America's Joan of Arc, Anna Elizabeth Dickinson was a charismatic orator, writer, and actress, who rose to fame during the Civil War and remained in the public eye for the next three decades.
J. Matthew Gallman offers the first full-length biography of

Overview

One of the most celebrated women of her time, a spellbinding speaker dubbed the Queen of the Lyceum and America's Joan of Arc, Anna Elizabeth Dickinson was a charismatic orator, writer, and actress, who rose to fame during the Civil War and remained in the public eye for the next three decades.
J. Matthew Gallman offers the first full-length biography of Dickinson to appear in over half a century. Gallman describes how Dickinson's passionate patriotism and fiery style, coupled with her unabashed abolitionism and biting critiques of antiwar Democrats—known as Copperheads—struck a nerve with her audiences. In barely two years, she rose from an unknown young Philadelphia radical, to a successful New England stump speaker, to a true national celebrity. At the height of her fame, Dickinson counted many of the nation's leading reformers, authors, politicians, and actors among her friends. Among the dozens of famous figures who populate the narrative are Susan B. Anthony, Whitelaw Reid, William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. Gallman shows how Dickinson's life illuminates the possibilities and barriers faced by nineteenth-century women, revealing how their behavior could at once be seen as worthy, highly valued, shocking, and deviant.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195339260
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
I. Anna Dickinson's Civil War
1. Early Life and Career
2. "The Necessities of the Hour": Anna Dickinson's Civil War
3. "Beloved of so Many": The Many Faces of a Woman in Public
II. An Enduring Public Figure
4. "A Woman of Earnest Convictions": The Lyceum
5. What Answer?: Suffrage and Citizenship in the Postwar World
6. "What New Grief Has Come to You?": The Personal and the Political
7. From the Platform to the Stage: Clinging to Fame
III. Decline and Fall
8. Decline and Fall
9. A Reputation Defended
10. Conclusion: Memories and Legacies
Bibliographic Essay/ Notes

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