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The Resource Archives of labor : working-class women and literary culture in the antebellum United States, Lori Merish

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

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Archives of labor : working-class women and literary culture in the antebellum United States
Title
Archives of labor
Title remainder
working-class women and literary culture in the antebellum United States
Statement of responsibility
Lori Merish
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Lori Merish establishes working-class women as significant actors within literary culture, dramatically redrawing the map of nineteenth-century US literary and cultural history. Delving into previously unexplored archives of working-class women's literature-from autobiographies, pamphlet novels, and theatrical melodrama to seduction tales and labor periodicals-Merish recovers working-class women's vital presence as writers and readers in the antebellum era. Her reading of texts by a diverse collection of factory workers, seamstresses, domestic workers, and prostitutes boldly challenges the purportedly masculine character of class dissent during this era. Whether addressing portrayals of white New England "factory girls," fictional accounts of African American domestic workers, or the first-person narratives of Mexican women working in the missions of Mexican California, Merish unsettles the traditional association of whiteness with the working class to document forms of cross-racial class identification and solidarity. In so doing, she restores the tradition of working women's class protest and dissent, shows how race and gender are central to class identity, and traces the ways working women understood themselves and were understood as workers and class subjects
Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
Dewey number
810.9/352209034
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
PS217.W66
LC item number
M47 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Archives of labor : working-class women and literary culture in the antebellum United States, Lori Merish
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-302) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 312 pages
Isbn
9780822363224
Lccn
2016047425
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
  • (OCoLC)958084871
  • (OCoLC)ocn958084871
Label
Archives of labor : working-class women and literary culture in the antebellum United States, Lori Merish
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-302) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 312 pages
Isbn
9780822363224
Lccn
2016047425
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
  • (OCoLC)958084871
  • (OCoLC)ocn958084871

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