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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Kissel, Susan S.
In common cause.
Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, c1993
|Named Person:||Frances Milton Trollope; Frances Milton Trollope; Frances Wright; Frances Milton Trollope; Frances Wright|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Susan S Kissel
|Description:||iv, 175 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Pt. 1. Stereotypes. Ch. 1. Dangerous Radical. Ch. 2. Snobbish Conservative --
Pt. 2. Differences. Ch. 3. Lonely Idealist. Ch. 4. Witty Realist --
Pt. 3. Common Causes. Ch. 5. Frances Wright's Civilizers. Ch. 6. Frances Trollope's Heroines --
Pt. 4. Literary and Political Influences. Ch. 7. Wright, the American Suffragists, Mill, and Whitman. Ch. 8. Trollope, Dickens, Gaskell, Stowe, and A. Trollope --
Ch. 9. Conclusions.
|Series Title:||Women's studies (Bowling Green, Ohio)|
|Responsibility:||by Susan S. Kissel.|
It considers the many contributions of both women to the most significant political movements of their times: anti-slavery; women's rights; and industrial reform. It also traces their defining influence on the ideas and writings of Walt Whitman, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Elizabeth Gaskell, Anthony Trollope, Charles Dickens, and the American suffragists.
Kissel argues that the myth of opposition which has served to categorize these two exceptional women's lives has devalued one life at the expense of the other - and ultimately the lives of both women. She concludes by suggesting that the patterns of these two women's lives, and of the literary and historical stereotypes by which they have become known (when known at all), have much to teach us today.
The terms "conservative" and "radical" can tell us little about the individual lives, writings, and works of either Frances Trollope or Frances Wright - and, perhaps, little about ourselves, as well. In Common Cause reveals how stereotypes obscure, devalue, or obliterate individual realities - and how they have done so for more than a century with the lives of two significant reformers and authors, Frances Trollope and Frances Wright.
- Trollope, Frances Milton, -- 1780-1863 -- Political and social views.
- Trollope, Frances Milton, -- 1780-1863 -- Friends and associates.
- Wright, Frances, -- 1795-1852 -- Friends and associates.
- Literature and society -- History -- 19th century.
- Women and literature -- History -- 19th century.
- Authors, English -- 19th century -- Biography.
- Feminists -- United States -- Biography.
- Trollope, Frances Milton
- Wright, Frances
- Authors, English -- 19th century -- Biography
- Feminists -- United States -- Biography
- Literature and society -- History -- 19th century
- Trollope, Frances Milton -- 1780-1863 -- Friends and associates
- Trollope, Frances Milton -- 1780-1863 -- Political and social views
- Women and literature -- History -- 19th century
- Wright, Frances -- 1795-1852 -- Friends and associates