Judith Sargent Murray : a brief biography with documents / Sheila L. Skemp

Author(s): Skemp, Sheila L
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Course/Professor: HST 111 (TEXTBOOK ON RESERVE), HISTORY 111 (TEXTBOOK ON RESERVE), KING RESERVE TEXTBOOKS, TEXTBOOKS -- KING RESERVE
Subjects: Women authors, American--Biography
Murray, Judith Sargent, 1751-1820--Biography
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Boston : Bedford Books, c1998
Series: Bedford series in history and culture
LC Classification: P, PS
Physical Description: xii, 210 p. ; 22 cm
Table of Contents: Foreword
Preface
Pt. 1. Judith Sargent Murray 1
Introduction: Judith Sargent Murray's World 3
1. A Sargent of Gloucester 8
2. "The Despotism of Tradition": Universalism Comes to Gloucester 19
3. Earning the "Laurel Wreath": The Revolutionary Years 32
4. The Fruits of Independence: Women and Property in the Republic 44
5. The Bonds of Matrimony 61
6. "The Maternal Character" 74
7. A "Most Extensive Education" 84
8. A "Mania" for Literary Fame 95
9. Conclusion: "God Doth Equally His Gifts Impart" 108
Pt. 2. The Documents 123
1. The Gleaner on Famous Literary Women, 1798 125
2. Preface to Judith Sargent Murray's Catechism, 1782 129
3. "Upon Printing My Little Catechism" (poem), 1782 131
4. "Reflecting, during a Fine Morning, upon Existing Circumstances" (poem) 133
5. Letter to Winthrop Sargent, February 25, 1778 136
6. "Margaretta Faces an Economic Crisis" (fiction), 1798 138
7. The Gleaner on Women's Attributes as Breadwinners, 1798 144
8. "Reasons for Lack of Union in the Wedded State" (poem) 150
9. "Margaretta Faces a Marital Crisis" (fiction), 1798 152
10. "Lines Written While Rocking the Cradle of My Julia Maria" (poem), December 8, 1791 160
11. "Margaretta's Education" (fiction), 1798 162
12. Letter to Winthrop Sargent, September 1803 168
13. Letter to Reverend Redding, May 7, 1801 172
14. On the Equality of the Sexes, 1790 176
15. The Gleaner Contemplates the Future Prospects of Women in this "Enlightened Age," 1798 182
A Judith Sargent Murray Chronology (1751-1820) 191
Selected Bibliography 195
Index 203
Notes: LCCN: 97074971
ISBN: 0312115067 (pbk.)
ISBN: 0312177704 (hbk.)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-202) and index
OCLC Number: 38858070
ISBN/ISSN: 0312115067
0312177704