The Women of Grub Street: Press, Politics, and Gender in the London Literary Marketplace 1678-1730

The Women of Grub Street: Press, Politics, and Gender in the London Literary Marketplace 1678-1730

by Paula McDowell
     
 

ISBN-10: 019818395X

ISBN-13: 9780198183952

Pub. Date: 08/13/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Original both in its sources and in the claims it makes for the nature, extent, and complexities of women's participation in print culture and public politics, this book provides a wealth of new information about middle- and lower-class women's political and literary lives, and shows that these women were not merely the passive distributors of other people's

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Original both in its sources and in the claims it makes for the nature, extent, and complexities of women's participation in print culture and public politics, this book provides a wealth of new information about middle- and lower-class women's political and literary lives, and shows that these women were not merely the passive distributors of other people's political ideas. Quite to the contrary, women of the widest possible variety of socioeconomic backgrounds and religio-political allegiances played so prominent a role in the production and transmission of political ideas through print as to belie simultaneous powerful claims that women had no place in public life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198183952
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/13/1998
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Note on Primary Sources
Abbreviations
Introduction: 'Strange and Unheard of Revolutions'1
Pt. I'To Run One's Self Into Danger': Women and the Politics of Opposition in the London Book Trade
1Women in the London Book Trade33
2Making, Tracing, and Erasing Seditious Intentions63
Pt. II'Telling the King His Faults': Religio-Political Polemicism and Women's Public Expression
3Oral Religio-Political Activism and Textual Production128
4Metaphors of Being and Modes of Empowerment180
Pt. III'I Take Truth With Me When I Can Get Her': Delarivier Manley and the Reproduction of Political Intelligence
5Delarivier Manley's Public Representations225
Conclusion: 'The Antidote to these Women's Poison'?285
Bibliography302
Index335

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