Women's Words, Women's Stories: An American Daybook

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From pantries to politics, from babies to buyouts, this compilation is a joyous celebration — 366 days worth — of womanhoods long tradition of intelligence, wit, & determination. Following the success of Give Her This Day, Lois Stiles Edgerly has complied a second volume of writings by 19th-century women from every walk of life. Excerpts from their writings address topics of interest then & now; social justice, marriage, womens rights, education, the arts, & more... This book is meant to be read the ...
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From pantries to politics, from babies to buyouts, this compilation is a joyous celebration — 366 days worth — of womanhoods long tradition of intelligence, wit, & determination. Following the success of Give Her This Day, Lois Stiles Edgerly has complied a second volume of writings by 19th-century women from every walk of life. Excerpts from their writings address topics of interest then & now; social justice, marriage, womens rights, education, the arts, & more... This book is meant to be read the way it was written, day by day, piece by piece. Each womens writing is presented on her birthday.
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Edgerly (Give Her This Day: A Daybook of Women's Words, Tilbury House, 1990) has compiled an interesting array of short personal vignettes written by women. Included in this devotional guide are passages from immigrants, reformers, pioneers, and literary figures. Each vignette contains a paragraph of autobiographical writing accompanied by a biographical note about its author. Sources of the writings are well documented and are from both manuscripts and published sources. Casual readers will find this a charming companion to such recent volumes as Anne Wilson Schaef's Meditations for Women Who Do Too Much (HarperSanFrancisco, 1992). Those interested in a more in-depth and contextual look at women's lives should stay with Second to None: A Documentary History of American Women (LJ 8/94). For public libraries only.-Jenny Presnell, Miami Univ. Libs., Oxford, Ohio
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780884481447
  • Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/15/1995
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 1.27 (d)

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