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Judith Sargent Murray A Brief Biography with Documents

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ISBN-10: 0312115067

ISBN-13: 9780312115067

Edition: N/A

Authors: Sheila L. Skemp

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Judith Sargent Murray (1751-1820) was at the center of the post-Revolution discussion concerning the proper role of women in the new Republic. Her voice dominated American discussion of women's character and their future in both intimate and public life. Here, Sheila Skemp supports her biographical essay with 15 of Murray's letters, essays, and poems.
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 2/15/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 210
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Judith Sargent Murray
Introduction: Judith Sargent Murray's World
A Sargent of Gloucester
"The Despotism of Tradition": Universalism Comes to Gloucester
Earning the "Laurel Wreath": The Revolutionary Years
The Fruits of Independence: Women and Property in the Republic
The Bonds of Matrimony
"The Maternal Character"
A "Most Extensive Education"
A "Mania" for Literary Fame
Conclusion: "God Doth Equally His Gifts Impart"
The Documents
The Gleaner on Famous Literary Women, 1798
Preface to Judith Sargent Murray's Catechism, 1782
"Upon Printing My Little Catechism" (poem), 1782
"Reflecting, during a Fine Morning, upon Existing Circumstances" (poem)
Letter to Winthrop Sargent, February 25, 1778
"Margaretta Faces an Economic Crisis" (fiction), 1798
The Gleaner on Women's Attributes as Breadwinners, 1798
"Reasons for Lack of Union in the Wedded State" (poem)
"Margaretta Faces a Marital Crisis" (fiction), 1798
"Lines Written While Rocking the Cradle of My Julia Maria" (poem), December 8, 1791
"Margaretta's Education" (fiction), 1798
Letter to Winthrop Sargent, September 1803
Letter to Reverend Redding, May 7, 1801
On the Equality of the Sexes, 1790
The Gleaner Contemplates the Future Prospects of Women in this "Enlightened Age," 1798
Appendices
A Judith Sargent Murray Chronology (1751-1820)
Selected Bibliography
Index