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Harris, Sharon M.

Works: 35 works in 154 publications in 1 language and 15,005 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Literature  Romance fiction  Biography  Reference works  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Other
Classifications: PS1294.C63, 813.4
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Most widely held works by Sharon M Harris
Dr. Mary Walker : an American radical, 1832-1919 by Sharon M Harris( )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,085 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
Rebecca Harding Davis : writing cultural autobiography by Rebecca Harding Davis( )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The memoirs are not traditional autobiography; rather, they are 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. She provides intimate portraits of the famous people she knew, including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott, Ann Stephens, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Horace Greeley. Equally important are Davis's commentaries on the political activists of the Civil War era, from Abraham Lincoln to Booker T. Washington, from the "daughters of the Southland" to Lucretia Mott, from Henry Ward Beecher to William Still.--Back cover
Rebecca Harding Davis's stories of the Civil War era : selected writings from the borderlands by Rebecca Harding Davis( )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 1,705 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
Mercy Otis Warren : selected letters by Mercy Otis Warren( )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,690 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
American women writers to 1800( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters and cultural transformations in the United States, 1760-1860 by Sharon M Harris( )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 860 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
Rebecca Harding Davis and American realism by Sharon M Harris( )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American women prose writers, 1870-1920( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 707 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
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 519 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
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
Women's early American historical narratives by Sharon M Harris( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 386 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
Periodical literature in eighteenth-century America( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blue pencils & hidden hands : women editing periodicals, 1830-1910( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rebecca Harding Davis : a life among writers by Sharon M Harris( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rebecca Harding Davis is best known for her gritty short story "Life in the Iron-Mills," set in her native Wheeling, West Virginia. Far less is known of her later career among elite social circles in Philadelphia, New York, and Europe, or her relationships with American presidents and leading international figures in the worlds of literature and the stage. In the first book-length biography of Davis, Sharon M. Harris traces the extraordinary life of this pioneering realist and recovers her status as one of America's notable women journalists. Harris also examines Rebecca's role as the leading member of the Davis family, a unique and nationally recognized family of writers that shaped the changing culture of later nineteenth-century literature and journalism. This accessible treatment of Davis's life, based on deep research in archival sources, provides new perspective on topics ranging from sectional tensions in the border South to the gendered world of nineteenth-century publishing. It promises to be the authoritative treatment of an important figure in the literary history of West Virginia and the wider world"--
A feminist reader : feminist thought from Sappho to Satrapi( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 143 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 )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of her 28th year, Edna Pontellier and her children, along with the wives and families of other prospective businessmen, spend the summer in an idyllic coastal community away from their husbands and the sweltering heat of 1890s' New Orleans. Aware of deep yearnings that are unfulfilled by marriage and motherhood, Edna plunges into an illicit liaison that reawakens her long dormant desires, inflames her heart, and eventually blinds her to all else
A feminist reader : feminist thought from Sappho to Satrapi( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

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Selected writings of Judith Sargent Murray
Rebecca Harding Davis : writing cultural autobiographyRebecca Harding Davis's stories of the Civil War era : selected writings from the borderlandsSelected writings of Judith Sargent MurrayMercy Otis Warren : selected lettersAmerican women writers to 1800Letters and cultural transformations in the United States, 1760-1860Rebecca Harding Davis and American realismExecuting race : early American women's narratives of race, society, and the law
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Sharon Harris

Sharon M. Harris Amerikaans historica

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