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Harris, Sharon M.

Overview
Works: 28 works in 142 publications in 1 language and 14,597 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Romance fiction  Biography  Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: PS1294.C63, 813.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sharon M Harris
American women writers to 1800( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American women prose writers, 1870-1920 by Sharon M Harris( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on American prose writers during a period marked by enormous cultural change in a short period of time. Like female sexuality, issues of race and ethnicity were some of the most volatile themes addressed in women's prose writings of this period. Some of the many ethnic and religious groups that emerged as significant literary voices were Jewish, Native American, African American, Euramericans, and Asian
Redefining the political novel : American women writers, 1797-1901 by Sharon M Harris( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While critical studies of the American political novel date from the 1920s, such considerations of the genre have failed, whether wittingly or unwittingly, to recognize works by women. The exclusion is usually based on a distinction between "social" novels and "political" novels, and the result is an understanding of the "political" as a largely male province. In this thought-provoking collection of essays, the contributors seek not simply to add works by women to the canon of political novels but, rather, to demand a conceptual revolution - one that questions the very precepts on which the canon is based. This redefinition of the political novel takes many factors into account, including gender, race, and class and their relation to our most basic conceptions of literary and aesthetic value
Executing race : early American women's narratives of race, society, and the law by Sharon M Harris( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Executing Race examines the multiple ways in which race, class, and the law impacted women's lives in the 18th century and, equally important, the ways in which women sought to change legal and cultural attitudes in this volatile period. Through an examination of infanticide cases, Harris reveals how conceptualizations of women, especially their bodies and their legal rights, evolved over the course of the 18th century. Early in the century, infanticide cases incorporated the rhetoric of the witch trials. However, at mid-century, a few women, especially African American women, began to challenge definitions of "bastardy" (a legal requirement for infanticide), and by the end of the century, women were rarely executed for this crime as the new nation reconsidered illegitimacy in relation to its own struggle to establish political legitimacy. Against this background of legal domination of women's lives, Harris exposes the ways in which women writers and activists negotiated legal territory to invoke their voices into the radically changing legal discourse
Rebecca Harding Davis's stories of the Civil War era : selected writings from the borderlands by Rebecca Harding Davis( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected writings of Judith Sargent Murray by Judith Sargent Murray( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judith Sargent Murray (1751-1820) was born in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and spent most of her life in New England, where her extraordinary intellectual achievements gained recognition in literary and political circles of the late eighteenth century. Author of "On the Equality of the Sexes" (1790), Murray was one of America's earliest feminist writers and a gifted satirist. She was one of the first women in America to have her own literary column (in Massachusetts Magazine), and the first American to have a play produced on the Boston stage. In addition to writing essays, plays, poetry, and fiction, Murray was a prolific letter writer. Throughout her long career, she focused on the themes of women's education, history, and contributions to American culture. In 1798, one hundred of her essays from Massachusetts Magazine were collected and published in a single volume, The Gleaner. The Selected Writings features Murray's "On the Equality of the Sexes" and other essays from The Gleaner; selected correspondence; a play, The Traveller Returned; and Murray's only novel, The Story of Margaretta. This latest addition to the Women Writers in English series reintroduces an important early feminist voice, one that should engage the intellect and imagination of readers both inside and outside the academy
Rebecca Harding Davis and American realism by Sharon M Harris( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women's early American historical narratives by Sharon M Harris( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: This fascinating collection presents a rare look at women writers' first-hand perspectives on early American history. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries many women authors began to write historical analysis, thereby taking on an essential role in defining the new American Republicanism. Like their male counterparts, these writers worried over the definition and practice of both public and private virtue, human equality, and the principles of rationalism. In contrast to male authors, however, female writers inevitably addressed the issue of inequality of the sexes. This collection includes writings that employ a wide range of approaches, from straightforward reportage to poetical historical narratives, from travel writing to historical drama, and even accounts in textbook format, designed to provide women with exercises in critical thinking-training they rarely received through their traditional education
Rebecca Harding Davis : writing cultural autobiography by Rebecca Harding Davis( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Davis's perspective on the extraordinary cultural changes that occurred during her lifetime and of the remarkable--and sometimes scandalous--people who shaped the events
Periodical literature in eighteenth-century America( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mercy Otis Warren : selected letters by Mercy Otis Warren( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume gathers more than one hundred letters - most of them previously unpublished - written by Mercy Otis Warren (1728-1814). Warren, whose works include a three-volume history of the American Revolution as well as plays and poems, was a major literary figure of her era and one of the most important American women writers of the eighteenth century. Her correspondents included Martha and George Washington, Abigail and John Adams, and Catharine Macaulay." "Until now, Warren's letters have been published sporadically, in small numbers, and mainly to help complete the collected correspondence of some of the famous men to whom she wrote. This volume addresses that imbalance by focusing on Warren's letters to her family members and other women. As they flesh out our view of Warren and correct some misconceptions about her, the letters offer a wealth of insights into eighteenth-century American culture, including social customs, women's concerns, political and economic conditions, medical issues, and attitudes on child rearing." "Letters Warren sent to other women who had lost family members (Warren herself lost three children) reveal her sympathies; letters to a favorite son, Winslow, show her sharing her ambitions with a child who resisted her advice. What readers of other Warren letters may have only sensed about her is now revealed more fully: she was a woman of considerable intellect, religious faith, compassion, literary intelligence, and acute sensitivity to the historical moment of even everyday events in the new American republic."--Jacket
Blue pencils & hidden hands : women editing periodicals, 1830-1910( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Mary Walker : an American radical, 1832-1919 by Sharon M Harris( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this captivating biography Sharon M. Harris steers away from a simplistic view and showcases Walker as a Medal of Honor recipient, examining her works as an activist, author, and Civil War surgeon, along with the many nineteenth-century issues she championed: political, social, medical, and legal reforms; abolition; temperance; gender equality; opposition to U.S. imperialism; and dress reform."--Inside jacket
Letters and cultural transformations in the United States, 1760-1860( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rejecting the common categorization of letters as primarily private documents, this collection demonstrates the genre's persistent public engagements with changing cultural dynamics of the revolutionary, early republican, and antebellum eras. Transatlantic studies, authorship, reform movements, and the politics and practices of editing letters are treated in this exemplary collection that offers scholars a template of new approaches for exploring an understudied yet critically important genre
A feminist reader : feminist thought from Sappho to Satrapi( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Modern feminism has deep roots. Over the past 2500 years, female writers and thinkers across the world have expressed their feelings about gender roles, their frustrations and successes, their struggles for equality. This four-volume anthology brings together the richest collection of feminist texts available with over 120 entries, most of them complete essays or chapters, arranged chronologically. Readers can juxtapose seventeenth-century ' New World' feminist writing with European counterparts, historical with poststructuralist feminist writing, Asian with Anglophone voices and ' difference feminism' with universalist statements. Each text features an editorial headnote and annotation, while the general introduction sets feminism in its historical and global contexts. The anthology's inclusion of multiple genres - letters and poems as well as philosophical or polemical prose - offers new possibilities for the study of genre and feminist discourse."--Preliminary page
The awakening by Kate Chopin( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edna Pontellier, a Victorian-era wife and mother is awakened to the full force on her desire for love and freedom when she becomes enamored with Robert LeBrun, a young man she meets while on vacation
A feminist reader : feminist thought from Sappho to Satrapi( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A feminist reader : feminist thought from Sappho to Satrapi( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A feminist reader : feminist thought from Sappho to Satrapi( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rebecca Harding Davis's Stories of the Civil War Era Selected Writings from the Borderlands by Sharon M Harris( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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American women writers to 1800
Alternative Names
Sharon M. Harris Amerikaans historica

Languages
English (128)

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Executing race : early American women's narratives of race, society, and the lawRebecca Harding Davis's stories of the Civil War era : selected writings from the borderlandsSelected writings of Judith Sargent MurrayRebecca Harding Davis and American realismWomen's early American historical narrativesRebecca Harding Davis : writing cultural autobiographyPeriodical literature in eighteenth-century AmericaMercy Otis Warren : selected letters