First Lady of Letters: Judith Sargent Murray and the Struggle for Female Independence

First Lady of Letters: Judith Sargent Murray and the Struggle for Female Independence

by Sheila L. Skemp

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780812222487
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date: 05/08/2013
Series: Early American Studies Series
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Sheila L. Skemp is Clare Leslie Marquette Professor of History at the University of Mississippi.

Table of Contents

Preface

PART I. REBELLIONS: 1769-1784
Chapter 1. "This Remote Spot"
Chapter 2. Universal Salvation
Chapter 3. Independence
Chapter 4 Creating a Genteel Nation

PART II. REPUBLIC OF LETTERS: 1783-1798
Chapter 5. "Sweet Peace"
Chapter 6. A Belle Passion
Chapter 7. A Wider World
Chapter 8. A Career of Fame
Chapter 9. "A School of Virtue"
Chapter 10. Federalist Muse

PART III. RETREAT: 1798-1820
Chapter 11. "We Are Fallen on Evil Times"
Chapter 12. Republican Daughters, Republican Sons

Epilogue
Afterword

List of Archival Sources
Notes
Index
Acknowledgments

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