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Early American Women Critics Performance, Religion, Race

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ISBN-10: 0521847338

ISBN-13: 9780521847339

Edition: 2006

Authors: Gay Gibson Cima

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Early American Women Critics demonstrates that performances of various kinds - religious, political, and cultural - enabled women to enter the human rights debates that roiled the American colonies and young republic. Black and white women staked their claims on American citizenship through disparate performances of spirit possession, patriotism, poetic and theatrical production. They protected themselves within various shields which allowed them to speak openly while keeping the individual basis of their identities invisible. Cima shows that between the First and Second Great Religious Awakenings (1730s-1830s), women from West Africa, Europe, and various corners of the American colonies…    
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Book details

List price: $124.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/25/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Gay Gibson Cima is a Professor of English and the Director of the Humanities Initiative at Georgetown University.

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