Claiming the Pen: Women and Intellectual Life in the Early

Claiming the Pen: Women and Intellectual Life in the Early American South ❰PDF❯ ❤ Claiming the Pen: Women and Intellectual Life in the Early American South Author Catherine Kerrison – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Inthe imperious Virginia patriarch William Byrd II spitefully refused his wife Lucy s plea for a book a century later Lady Jean Skipwith placed an order that sent the Virginia bookseller Joseph Swan s Inthe imperious Virginia patriarch William Byrd Pen: Women eBook ✓ II spitefully refused his wife Lucy s plea for a book a century later Lady Jean Skipwith placed an order that sent the Virginia bookseller Joseph Swan scurrying to please These vignettes bracket a century of change in white southern women s lives Claiming the Pen offers the first intellectual history of early southern women It situates their reading and writing within the literary Claiming the PDF/EPUB ² culture of the wider Anglo Atlantic world thus far understood to be a masculine province even as they inhabited the limited provincial social circles of the plantation SouthCatherine Kerrison uncovers a new realm of female education in which conduct of life advice both the dry pedantry of sermons and the risu plots of novels formed the core reading program Women she finds learned to think and write by reading prescriptive literature the Pen: Women Kindle Ò not Greek and Latin classics in impromptu home classrooms rather than colleges and universities and from kin and friends rather than schoolmates and professors Kerrison also reveals that southern women in their willingness to take up the pen and so claim new rights seized upon their racial superiority to offset their gender inferiority In depriving slaves of education southern women claimed literacy as a privilege of their whiteness and perpetuated and the Pen: Women and Intellectual PDF/EPUB or strengthened the repressive institutions of slavery Mary Kelley Ruth Bordin Collegiate Professor of History University of Michigan William the Pen: Women and Intellectual PDF/EPUB or and Mary uarterly.


10 thoughts on “Claiming the Pen: Women and Intellectual Life in the Early American South

  1. Rachel Alpie Rachel Alpie says:

    Kerrison offers helpful insights into the intellectual life of southern women of the 18th century, as she shows what these women were reading, how their reading materials informed their perpectives of themselves and the world, and how they reconstructed or rejected the patriarchal ideals of their readings in their own writings At times this book is a bit too information dense, and I often had a hard time seeing Kerrigan s purpose for including so many examples and case studies Still, I came to Kerrison offers helpful insights into the intellectual life of southern women of the 18th century, as she shows what these women were reading, how their reading materials informed their perpectives of themselves and the world, and how they reconstructed or rejected the patriarchal ideals of their readings in their own writings At times this book is a bit too information dense, and I often had a hard time seeing Kerrigan s purpose for including so many examples and case studies Still, I came to see the women Kerrigan writes about as if they were characters in a story, and I d love to learnabout each of them if I can Her connections between gender hierarchy and the institution of slavery are also fascinating, and I d love to find out what other scholars have to say about these ideas If anything, I learned that the act of writing can be an act of bravery for any woman, whether in the 18th century or in the 21st


  2. LSC-University Park SLRC LSC-University Park SLRC says:

    Read it through Lone Star College s EBSCO Ebook Collection Read it through Lone Star College s EBSCO Ebook Collection


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *