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The Resource Domesticity with a difference : the nonfiction of Catharine Beecher, Sarah J. Hale, Fanny Fern, and Margaret Fuller, Nicole Tonkovich, (electronic resource)

Domesticity with a difference : the nonfiction of Catharine Beecher, Sarah J. Hale, Fanny Fern, and Margaret Fuller, Nicole Tonkovich, (electronic resource)

Label
Domesticity with a difference : the nonfiction of Catharine Beecher, Sarah J. Hale, Fanny Fern, and Margaret Fuller
Title
Domesticity with a difference
Title remainder
the nonfiction of Catharine Beecher, Sarah J. Hale, Fanny Fern, and Margaret Fuller
Statement of responsibility
Nicole Tonkovich
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This study of nonfiction written by four of nineteenth century America's first professional women writers investigates the paradoxes posed by the conflict of their texts with their lives. They were not homemakers yet in their works they prescribed ideal domesticity for the women of their day. They were not professional educators, yet they wrote authoritatively about educational theory and practice. They were not involved with organized political agitation for women's rights, yet their writings advanced thoughtful, radical revisions to existing social and political structures, particularly the heterosexual family
  • Comparable home, school and community backgrounds prepared Catharine Beecher, Sarah Josepha Hale, Fanny Fern, and Margaret Fuller to write for the public. Their nonfiction texts expose the contradictions between what they prescribed for other women and how they themselves chose to live outside the traditional domestic world. Class, race, age, and geography determined the focus of nineteenth-century women's writing, and as Hale, Beecher, Fern, and Fuller promoted and critiqued one another, they profited reciprocally from the others' work, teachings, and examples. As this study shows, by attending to details of womanly behavior such as language, dress, and manners, their writings contributed to altering women's traditional roles in home, school, and community
  • No previous study has grouped Hale, Beecher, Fern, and Fuller together because each promoted differing political goals. While respecting these differences, this focus on their nonfiction reveals their strong professional links and demonstrates the similar effects of their writings, which prescribed domesticity for the lives of other women while justifying their own professionalism
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tonkovich, Nicole
Dewey number
814/.3099287
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS152
LC item number
.T66 1997eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • Hale, Sarah Josepha Buell
  • Beecher, Catharine Esther
  • Fuller, Margaret
  • Fern, Fanny
  • American prose literature
  • American prose literature
  • Women
  • Women and journalism
  • Sex role in literature
  • Marriage in literature
  • Families in literature
  • Home in literature
Label
Domesticity with a difference : the nonfiction of Catharine Beecher, Sarah J. Hale, Fanny Fern, and Margaret Fuller, Nicole Tonkovich, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.netlibrary.com.ezproxy.lonestar.edu/urlapi.asp?action=summary&v=1&bookid=4675
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [209]-220) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Eccentric domesticity -- Her father's best boy: Catharine Beecher and Margaret Fuller -- Fatherless daughters: Sarah Josepha Hale and Fanny Fern -- Patronymics, property, and proper naming -- Domestic masquerade -- The domestic manners of American ladies -- Domesticated eloquence -- The difference between authors and servants -- Domesticating pedagogy -- Domesticity with a difference
Control code
ocm42330010
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 230 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585032986
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(Sirsi) 245323
Label
Domesticity with a difference : the nonfiction of Catharine Beecher, Sarah J. Hale, Fanny Fern, and Margaret Fuller, Nicole Tonkovich, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.netlibrary.com.ezproxy.lonestar.edu/urlapi.asp?action=summary&v=1&bookid=4675
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [209]-220) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Eccentric domesticity -- Her father's best boy: Catharine Beecher and Margaret Fuller -- Fatherless daughters: Sarah Josepha Hale and Fanny Fern -- Patronymics, property, and proper naming -- Domestic masquerade -- The domestic manners of American ladies -- Domesticated eloquence -- The difference between authors and servants -- Domesticating pedagogy -- Domesticity with a difference
Control code
ocm42330010
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 230 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585032986
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(Sirsi) 245323

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