By Susan L. Roberson
A learn of yank women’s narratives of mobility and shuttle, this ebook examines how geographic circulate spread out different hobbies or mobilities for antebellum ladies at a time of significant nationwide growth. concerned about problems with own and nationwide id, the research demonstrates how ladies not just went out at the open highway, yet participated in public discussions of nationhood within the texts they wrote. Roberson examines various narratives and matters, together with not just conventional shuttle narratives of voyages to the West or to international locales, but in addition the methods commute and circulation figured in autobiography, religious, and political narratives, and family novels by way of girls as they developed their very own politics of mobility. those narratives by means of such girls as Margaret Fuller, Susan Warner, and Harriet Beecher Stowe destabilize the male-dominated tales of yankee go back and forth and nation-building as ladies claimed the general public street as a website during which they belonged, bringing with them their very own principles approximately mobility, self, and country. the various women’s tales of mobility additionally destabilize a novel view of women’s background and develop our outlook on geographic circulate and its repercussions for different events. texts no longer often classified trip writing, just like the household novel, brings to gentle social kinfolk enacted at the highway and the relation among tale, situation, and mobility.
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Antebellum American Women Writers and the Road: American Mobilities (Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature) by Susan L. Roberson