Archives of labor : working-class women and literary culture in the antebellum United States / Lori Merish.

By: Merish, Lori, 1962- [author.]Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPublisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2017Copyright date: ©2017Description: 1 online resource (xii, 312 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780822373315; 0822373319Subject(s): Working class women -- United States -- Social conditions -- 19th century | Working class women in literature | Literature and society -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Women textile workers -- Massachusetts -- Lowell -- History -- 19th century | American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism | Social classes in literature | Race in literature | Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 19th century | LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General | American literature | Literature and society | Popular culture | Race in literature | Social classes in literature | Women textile workers | Working class women in literature | Working class women -- Social conditions | Massachusetts -- Lowell | United States | LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General | 1800-1899Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Criticism, interpretation, etc. | History.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Archives of labor.DDC classification: 810.9/352209034 LOC classification: PS217.W66 | M47 2017Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Factory fiction : Lowell Mill women and the romance of labor -- Factory labor and literary aesthetics : the Lowell Mill girl, popular fiction, and the Proletarian grotesque -- Narrating female dependency : the sentimental seamstress and the erotics of labor reform -- Harriet Wilson's Our nig and the labor of race -- Hidden hands : E.D.E.N. Southworth and working-class performance -- Writing Mexicana workers : race, labor, and the western frontier -- Postscript: Looking for antebellum workingwomen.
Summary: Lori Merish establishes working-class women as significant actors within nineteenth-century U.S. literary culture by analyzing previously unexplored archives of working-class women's literature, showing how white, African American, and Mexican American factory workers, seamstresses, domestic workers, and prostitutes understood themselves while forging class identity.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Factory fiction : Lowell Mill women and the romance of labor -- Factory labor and literary aesthetics : the Lowell Mill girl, popular fiction, and the Proletarian grotesque -- Narrating female dependency : the sentimental seamstress and the erotics of labor reform -- Harriet Wilson's Our nig and the labor of race -- Hidden hands : E.D.E.N. Southworth and working-class performance -- Writing Mexicana workers : race, labor, and the western frontier -- Postscript: Looking for antebellum workingwomen.

Lori Merish establishes working-class women as significant actors within nineteenth-century U.S. literary culture by analyzing previously unexplored archives of working-class women's literature, showing how white, African American, and Mexican American factory workers, seamstresses, domestic workers, and prostitutes understood themselves while forging class identity.

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Lori Merish is Associate Professor of English at Georgetown University and the author of Sentimental Materialism: Gender, Commodity Culture, and Nineteenth-Century American Literature , also published by Duke University Press.

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