Sex and Citizenship in Antebellum America EBOOK Tooltip

Auteur: Nancy Isenberg
Taal: Engels
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  • Engels
  • E-book
  • 9780807866832
  • november 2000
  • 344 pagina's
  • Adobe ePub
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Nancy Isenberg

Nancy Isenberg is the author of Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr, which was a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize in Biography and won the Oklahoma Book Award for best book in Nonfiction. She is the coauthor, with Andrew Burstein, of Madison and Jefferson. She is the T. Harry Williams Professor of American History at LSU, and writes regularly for Salon.com. Isenberg is the winner of the 2016 Walter & Lillian Lowenfels Criticism Award from the Before Columbus Foundation and was #4 on the 2016 Politico 50 list. She lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Charlottesville, Virginia.

Samenvatting

With this book, Nancy Isenberg illuminates the origins of the women's rights movement. Rather than herald the singular achievements of the 1848 Seneca Falls convention, she examines the confluence of events and ideas--before and after 1848--that, in her view, marked the real birth of feminism. Drawing on a wide range of sources, she demonstrates that women's rights activists of the antebellum era crafted a coherent feminist critique of church, state, and family. In addition, Isenberg shows, they developed a rich theoretical tradition that influenced not only subsequent strains of feminist thought but also ideas about the nature of citizenship and rights more generally.

By focusing on rights discourse and political theory, Isenberg moves beyond a narrow focus on suffrage. Democracy was in the process of being redefined in antebellum America by controversies over such volatile topics as fugitive slave laws,

temperance, Sabbath laws, capital punishment, prostitution, the Mexican War, married women's property rights, and labor reform--all of which raised significant legal and constitutional questions. These pressing concerns, debated in women's rights

conventions and the popular press, were inseparable from the gendered meaning of nineteenth-century citizenship.

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[S]heds entirely new light on this important chapter in women s political history in the United States. Journal of Interdisciplinary History A dmirably executes its stated mission to recapture the variety and theoretical sophistication of U.S. feminism at its origins. American Literature Isenberg has a finely honed sense of the ironies that emerged within the antebellum polity, which she illustrates. American Quarterly S heds entirely new light on this important chapter in womens political history in the United States. Journal of Interdisciplinary History A pathbreaking book. Virginia Quarterly Review [A]dmirably executes its stated mission to recapture the variety and theoretical sophistication of U.S. feminism at its origins. American Literature The substantive chapters of the book contain consistent interest and insight and pockets of brilliant research and analysis. Law and History Review [A] pathbreaking book. Virginia Quarterly Review Isenberg has a finely honed sense of the ironies that emerged within the antebellum polity, which she illustrates. American Quarterly

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Verschijningsdatum
2015-10-02
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23,3 x 15,4 x 2,7 cm
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344 pagina's
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