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Managing literacy, mothering America : women's narratives on reading and writing in the nineteenth century

Author: Sarah Robbins
Publisher: Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2006.
Series: Pittsburgh series in composition, literacy, and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st paperbk edView all editions and formats
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Identifies and defines the domestic literacy narrative, and provides a cultural history of this genre from the early days of the United States through the turn of the twentieth century. This book  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Robbins
ISBN: 0822959275 9780822959274
OCLC Number: 67619285
Description: ix, 326 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Literacy and literature in nineteenth-century America --
New England authors and the genre's social role --
Cross-class teaching and domesticated instruction --
Uncle Tom's Cabin as a domestic literacy narrative --
Frances Harper's literacy program for racial uplift --
Missionary motherhood.
Series Title: Pittsburgh series in composition, literacy, and culture.
Responsibility: Sarah Robbins.

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