By Susan L. Roberson
A learn of yank women’s narratives of mobility and commute, this publication examines how geographic stream spread out different events or mobilities for antebellum ladies at a time of serious nationwide growth. taken with problems with own and nationwide id, the examine demonstrates how girls not just went out at the open street, yet participated in public discussions of nationhood within the texts they wrote. Roberson examines various narratives and matters, together with not just conventional shuttle narratives of voyages to the West or to international locales, but additionally the methods commute and move figured in autobiography, religious, and political narratives, and family novels by way of girls as they developed their very own politics of mobility. those narratives through such girls as Margaret Fuller, Susan Warner, and Harriet Beecher Stowe destabilize the male-dominated tales of yank go back and forth and nation-building as girls claimed the general public highway as a site within which they belonged, bringing with them their very own principles approximately mobility, self, and kingdom. the numerous women’s tales of mobility additionally destabilize a novel view of women’s background and develop our outlook on geographic circulate and its repercussions for different activities. texts no longer often categorised shuttle writing, just like the family novel, brings to mild social family members enacted at the street and the relation among tale, situation, and mobility.
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Antebellum American Women Writers and the Road: American Mobilities (Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature) by Susan L. Roberson