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Tonkovich, Nicole

Works: 5 works in 24 publications in 1 language and 2,747 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: TX145, 640
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Nicole Tonkovich
The American woman's home by Catharine Esther Beecher( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book with domestic topics for Victorian women, illustrates women's roles and represents the attempt of the authors to direct women's acquisition and use of a variety of new household consumer goods available in the post-Civil War economic book. It updates Catharine Beecher's influential 'Treatise on domestic economy' (1841) and incorporates domestic writings by Harriet Beecher Stowe first published in The Atlantic in the 1860
Domesticity with a difference : the nonfiction of Catharine Beecher, Sarah J. Hale, Fanny Fern, and Margaret Fuller by Nicole Tonkovich( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of nonfiction written by four of nineteenth century America's first professional women writers investigates the paradoxes posed by the conflict of their texts with their lives. They were not homemakers yet in their works they prescribed ideal domesticity for the women of their day. They were not professional educators, yet they wrote authoritatively about educational theory and practice. They were not involved with organized political agitation for women's rights, yet their writings advanced thoughtful, radical revisions to existing social and political structures, particularly the heterosexual family
The allotment plot : Alice C. Fletcher, E. Jane Gay, and Nez Perce survivance by Nicole Tonkovich( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Allotment Plot reexamines the history of allotment on the Nez Perce Reservation from 1889 to 1892 to account for and emphasize the Nez Perce side of the story. By including Nez Perce responses to allotment, Nicole Tonkovich argues that the assimilationist aims of allotment ultimately failed due in large part to the agency of the Nez Perce people themselves throughout the allotment process. The Nez Perce were actively involved in negotiating the terms under which allotment would proceed and simultaneously engaged in ongoing efforts to protect their stories and other cultural properties from institutional appropriation by the allotment agent, Alice C. Fletcher, who was a respected anthropologist, and her photographer and assistant, E. Jane Gay. The Nez Perce engagement in this process laid a foundation for the long-term survival of the tribe and its culture. Making use of previously unknown archival sources, Fletcher's letters, Gay's photographs and journalistic accounts, oral tribal histories, and analyses of performances such as parades and verbal negotiations, Tonkovich assembles a masterful portrait of Nez Perce efforts to control their own future and provides a vital counternarrative of the allotment period, which is often portrayed as disastrous to Native polities."--Publisher's website
Elder Northfield's home; or, Sacrificed on the Mormon altar; the story of the blighting curse of polygamy by Jennie Bartlett Switzer( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The practice of plural marriage, commonly known as polygamy, stirred intense controversy in postbellum America until 1890, when the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints first officially abolished the practice. Elder Northfield's Home, published by A. Jennie Bartlett in 1882, is both a staunchly antipolygamy novel and a call for the sentimental repatriation of polygamy's victims. Her book traces the fate of a virtuous and educated English immigrant woman, Marion Wescott, who marries a Mormon elder, Henry Northfield. Shocked when her husband violates his promise not to take a second wife, Marion attempts to flee during the night, toddler son in her arms, pulling her worldly possessions in his toy wagon. She returns to her husband, however, and the balance of the novel traces the effects of polygamy on Marion, Henry, and their children; their eventual rejection of plural marriage; and their return to a normal and healthy family structure. Nicole Tonkovich's critical introduction includes both historical contextualization and comments on selected primary documents, providing a broader look at the general public's reception of the practice of polygamy in the nineteenth century. "--
Joanne Dobson New Writing Series reading, [3/10/10] by Joanne Dobson( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Author Joanne Dobson reads from her novel, Death without tenure
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Audience level: 0.28 (from 0.04 for Domesticit ... to 0.73 for Joanne Dob ...)

The American woman's home
English (23)

Domesticity with a difference : the nonfiction of Catharine Beecher, Sarah J. Hale, Fanny Fern, and Margaret Fuller