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Rhetorical drag : gender impersonation, captivity, and the writing of history

Carroll, Lorrayne

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  • Creator Lorrayne Carroll
  • Format Books
  • Publication Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, [2007] ©2007
  • Physical Details
    • ix, 251 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 0873388828, 9780873388825
  • OCLC ocm69331603

Notes

  • This work examines authorial gender impersonation (men writing as women) of American women's captivity narratives from 1697 to 1849, and the connections between gender figuration and historiography.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-240) and index.

Contents

  • Introduction : "particular knowlege" -- "Being read with a greedy attention" : Mather in drag -- "Peculiar efficacy and authority" : Hannah Duston's missing voice -- "The original copy and the mistake of the transcriber" : Elizabeth Hanson's relation -- "Affecting history" : impersonating women in the early Republic -- Epilogue : "I'm just an advertisement for a version of myself"