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Writing out my heart : selections from the journal of Frances E. Willard, 1855-96

Author: Frances E Willard; Carolyn De Swarte Gifford
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1995.
Series: Women in American history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The journal of Frances E. Willard had been hidden away in a cupboard at the national headquarters of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, and its importance eluded Willard's biographers. Writing Out My Heart publishes for the first time substantial portions of the forty-nine volumes rediscovered in 1982, opening a window on the remarkable inner life of this great public figure and casting her in a new light. No  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Diaries
Named Person: Frances E Willard; Frances E Willard; Frances Elizabeth Willard
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frances E Willard; Carolyn De Swarte Gifford
ISBN: 0252021398 9780252021398
OCLC Number: 31605739
Description: xxvii, 474 pages, [18] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1: 14 February 1859-28 March 1861 --
pt. 2: 31 March 1861- 6 January 1863 --
pt. 3: 23 January 1863-27 May 1868 --
pt. 4: 9 October 1868-28 September 1870 --
pt. 5: 1 January 1893-31 December 1896.
Series Title: Women in American history.
Responsibility: edited by Carolyn De Swarte Gifford.
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"The journal of Frances E. Willard had been hidden away in a cupboard at the national headquarters of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, and its importance eluded Willard's biographers. Writing Out My Heart publishes for the first time substantial portions of the forty-nine volumes rediscovered in 1982, opening a window on the remarkable inner life of this great public figure and casting her in a new light. No other female political leader of the period left a private record like this." "Written during her teens, twenties, and fifties, the journal documents the creation of Frances Willard's self. At the same time, it often reads like a good novel. It stands as one of the most explicit and painful records in the nineteenth century of one woman's coming to terms with her love for women in a heterosexual world." "Other sections reveal what impelled Willard to reform - the nature and depth of the religious dimension of her life - a dimension not yet adequately explored by any biographer. Here we see her growing commitment to the "cause of woman."" "The volumes written in her late middle age give insight into the years when, world famous, she was part of the transatlantic network of reform, battling ill health, dealing with controversy in the WCTU, and grieving for her mother, a lifelong figure of emotional support. This finale concludes one of the most fascinating of the journal's themes: the nineteenth-century confrontation with sickness and death."--Jacket.

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