Bibliographic Details

American women prose writers to 1820 / edited by Carla Mulford, with Angela Vietto and Amy E. Winans.

Imprint Detroit : Gale Research, c1999.
Language English
Series Dictionary of literary biography ; v. 200
Subject American prose literature -- Women authors -- Bio-bibliography -- Dictionaries.
American prose literature -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Bio-bibliography -- Dictionaries.
American prose literature -- Revolutionary period, 1775-1783 -- Bio-bibliography -- Dictionaries.
Women and literature -- United States -- Bio-bibliography -- Dictionaries.
Women authors, American -- Biography -- Dictionaries.
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Format E-Resource, Book
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Other authors / contributors Mulford, Carla, 1955-
Vietto, Angela.
Winans, Amy E.
ISBN 0787618551 (alk. paper)
Notes "A Bruccoli Clark Layman book."
Includes cumulative index to DLB, vols. 1-200, DLB yearbook, 1980-1997, and DLB documentary series, vols. 1-18).
Includes bibliographical references (p. 465-468).
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Review by Choice Review

As an introduction to women writers in Colonial and early national periods of American society, this volume is invaluable. Acknowledging the predominance of white Anglo-American writers in the 59 entries, editors Mulford and Vietto (Pennsylvania State Univ.) and Winans (Susquehanna Univ.) selected a broad range of writers who receive scholarly attention. Other criteria include location (New England, southern states, the Western frontier, and the Caribbean) and use of major prose genres--diaries, letters, memoirs, captivity narratives, conduct literature, botanical and religious writing. An appendix, "Woman's Work, Woman's Sphere: Selected Comments from Women Writers," offers primary material. Highly recommended. N. Knipe Colorado College

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