Treacherous texts : U.S. suffrage literature, 1846-1946 / edited by Mary Chapman, Angela Mills.Material type: TextSeries: Treacherous texts: Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, Copyright date: ©2011Description: xiv, 334 pages : illustrations ; 25 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780813549590 (hardcover : alk. paper); 0813549590 (hardcover : alk. paper); 9780813553535 (pbk.); 0813553539 (pbk.)Subject(s): Women -- Suffrage -- United States -- History -- SourcesDDC classification: 324.6/230973 LOC classification: JK1896 | .T74 2011Other classification: HR 1980
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-323) and index.
"Although the suffrage campaign is often associated in popular memory with oratory, this anthology affirms that suffragists recognized early on that literature could also exert a power to move readers to imagine new roles for women in the public sphere. Beginning with sentimental fiction and polemic, progressing through modernist and middlebrow experiment, and concluding with post-ratification memoirs and tributes, this anthology showcases lost and neglected fiction, poetry, drama, literary journalism, and autobiography; it also samples innovative print cultural forms devised for the campaign, such as valentines, banners, and cartoons. Featured writers include canonical figures such as Stowe, Fern, Alcott, Gilman, Djuna Barnes, Marianne Moore, Millay, Sui Sin Far, and Gertrude Stein, as well as writers popular in their day but, until now, lost to ours."--Publisher.
Declaring sentiments, 1846-1891 -- Searching for sisterhood : two case studies of transnational feminism, 1907-1914 (U.S.-British and U.S.-Chinese) -- Making woman new! 1897-1920 -- Carrying the suffrage torch, 1920-1946.
Petition for women's rights (1846) / Eleanor Vincent, Susan Ormsby, Lydia Williams, Amy Ormsby, Lydia Osborn, and Anna Bishop -- Declaration of sentiments (1848) / Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frederick Doulgass, and others -- Speech at Akron, Ohio, Woman's Rights Convention (1851) / Sojourner Truth -- Christine, or Woman's trials and triumphs (1856) / Laura J. Curtis [Bullard] -- Independence (1859) ; Shall women vote? (1860) / Fanny Fern [Sara Willis Parton] -- Woman and the ballot (1870) / Frederick Douglass -- Aunt Chloe's Politics (1871), John and Jacob, a dialogue on woman's rights (1885) / Frances Ellen Watkins Harper -- My wife and I, or Harry Henderson's history (1871) / Harriet Beecher Stowe -- Cupid and chow-chow (1872) / Louisa May Alcott -- Trotty's lecture bureau / Elizabeth Stuart Phelps -- How I went to 'lection (1877) / Marietta Holley -- Fettered for life, or, Lord and Master (1874) ; A divided republic : an allegory of the future (1885) / Lillie Devereux Blake -- Another chapter of The Bostonians (1887) / Henrietta James [Celia B. Whitehead] -- Wynema : a child of the forest (1891) / Sophia Alice Callahan -- Interactions between U.S. and British campaigns -- Votes for women (1907) / Elizabeth Robins -- The march of the women (1911) / Dame Ethel Smyth and Cicely Hamilton -- The diary of a newsy (1911) / Jessie Anthony -- Julia France and her times (1912) / Gertrude Atherton -- How it feels to be forcibly fed (1914) / Djuna Barnes -- Interactions between U.S. and Chinese campaigns -- The inferior woman (1910) / Sui Sin Far [Edith Maude Eaton] -- The oppression of women (1915) ; In all earnestness, I speak to all my sisters (1915) / Anonymous -- Catching up with China banner (1912) / New York Suffrage Party -- Heathern Chinee cartoon (1912) / Anonymous.
Women do not want it (1897) ; The anti-suffragists (1898) ; The socialist and the suffragist (1911) / Charlotte Perkins Gilman -- The Australian ballot system (1898) / Mabel Clare Ervin -- Portia Politics (1911-1912) / Edith Bailey -- "Disfranchisement" from Mother Goose as a Suffragette (1912) ; "Taffy" from Mother Goose as a Suffragette (1912) / New York Woman Suffrage Party -- Women march (1912) / Mary Alden Hopkins -- The arrest of suffrage (1912) / Ethel Whitehead -- Brother Baptis on woman suffrage (1912) / Rosalie Jones -- Mirandy on Why women can't vote (1912) / Dorothy Dix [Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer] -- Hagar (1913) / Mary Johnston -- The parade : a suffrage playlet in one act and an after-act (1913) / Mrs. Allan Dawson [Nell Perkins Dawson] -- The woman with empty hands : the evolution of a suffragette (1913) / Anonymous [Marion Hamilton Carter] -- How if feels to be the husband of a suffragette (1913) / Anonymous -- Our own twelve anti-suffragist reasons (1914) ; Representation (1914) ; The revolt of a mother (1915) ; A consistent anti to her son (1915) / Alice Duer Miller -- A plea for suffrage (1915) / Miss M.M. (Marianne Moore] -- The president's valentine (1916) / Nina E. Allender -- Fanny herself (1917) / Edna Ferber --The sturdy oak, chapter 7 (1917) / Anne O'Hagan -- For rent, one pedestal (1917) / Marjorie Shuler -- President Wilson says "Godspeed to the cause" cartoon (1917) ; Come to mother cartoon (1917) / Nina E. Allender -- President Wilson's war message banner (1917) / Anonymous [National Woman's Party members] / Telling the truth at the White House (1917) / Marie Jenney Howe and Paula Jakobi -- We worried Woody Wood (1917) / Anonymous [Jailed members of the National Woman's Party] -- Prison notes, smuggled to friends from the district jail (1917) / Rose Winslow [Ruza Wenclawska] -- Switchboard suffrage (1920) / Oreola Williams Haskell -- Jailed for freedom (1920) / Doris Stevens -- Upon this marble bust that is not I (1923) / Edna St. Vincent Millay -- The suffrage torch : memories of a militant (1929) / Louisine W. Havemeyer -- The mother of us all (1946) / Gertrude Stein.
Author notes provided by SyndeticsMary Chapman is an associate professor of English at the University of British Columbia. She is the coeditor of Sentimental Men: Masculinity and the Politics of Affect in American Culture .
Angela Mills is a former assistant professor of English at Brock University.