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Turning the pages of American girlhood : the evolution of girls' series fiction, 1865-1930

Author: Emily Hamilton-Honey
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Alternating chapters of historical background and literary analysis, this study argues that postbellum series books inspired young women by illustrating the ways in which girls could participate in social change. The book adds to the existing scholarship on girls' culture by tracing the shifting social ideologies of girlhood throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emily Hamilton-Honey
ISBN: 9780786463220 0786463228 1476601518 9781476601519
OCLC Number: 810122534
Description: x, 254 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Learning to be an angel: religion and reading for nineteenth-century American girls --
Angels in the house: Christian womanhood and community power in postbellum girls' series --
A revolution in series production: Edward Stratemeyer and the commodification of series books --
Communities of friends: series heroines as consumers, 1901-1930 --
two miles forward, one mile back: gender battles --
During the Great War --
Running the gamut and the gauntlet: World War I --
Series as a catalyst for change in the cultural landscape of American girlhood --
Taking advantage of new markets: Ruth Fielding as a motion picture screenwriter, producer, and executive --
Conclusion: Nancy Drew and a new era --
Appendix: Series books in order of publication.
Responsibility: Emily Hamilton-Honey.

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"Hamilton-Honey provides a valuable exploration of the sociohistorical evolution of both the genre of girls' series fiction and adolescent girlhood itself. Her bibliography will prove invaluable. Read more...

 
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