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Archives of labor : working-class women and literary culture in the antebellum United States

Author: Lori Merish
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lori Merish establishes working-class women as significant actors within nineteenth-century U.S. literary culture by analyzing previously unexplored archives of working-class women's literature, showing how white, African American, and Mexican American factory workers, seamstresses, domestic workers, and prostitutes understood themselves while forging class identity.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Merish, Lori, 1962-
Archives of labor.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2016047425
(OCoLC)958084871
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lori Merish
ISBN: 9780822373315 0822373319
OCLC Number: 962172061
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 312 pages)
Contents: Factory fiction : Lowell Mill women and the romance of labor --
Factory labor and literary aesthetics : the Lowell Mill girl, popular fiction, and the Proletarian grotesque --
Narrating female dependency : the sentimental seamstress and the erotics of labor reform --
Harriet Wilson's Our nig and the labor of race --
Hidden hands : E.D.E.N. Southworth and working-class performance --
Writing Mexicana workers : race, labor, and the western frontier --
Postscript: Looking for antebellum workingwomen.
Responsibility: Lori Merish.

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"[Archives of Labor] is a remarkable feat of original research and suggests routes for further study - not least on formal innovation and tone in antebellum literature." -- Stephanie Kelley * Times Read more...

 
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