"The only efficient instrument" : American women writers & the periodical, 1837-1916

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  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-229) and index.


  • American women writers and the periodical: creating a constituency, opening a dialogue / Aleta Feinsod Cane and Susan Alves -- Margaret Fuller's Tribune dispatches and the nineteenth-century body politic / Annamaria Formichella Elsden -- Gendering gilded age periodical professionalism: Reading Harriet Beecher Stowe's Hearth and home prescriptions for women's writing / Sarah Robbins -- Parental guidance: disciplinary intimacy and the rise of women's regionalism / Janet Gebhart Auten -- Kate Chopin and the periodical revisiting the re-vision / Bonnie James Shaker -- The heroine of her own story: subversion of traditional periodical marriage tropes in the short fiction of Charlotte Perkins Gilms's Forerunner / Aleta Reinsod Cane -- Emma Goldman, Mother Earth, the Little magazine impulse in modern America / Craig Monk -- "An ardor that was human, and a power that was art": Rebecca Harding Davis and the art of the periodical / Michele L. Mock -- Lowell's female factory workers, poetic voice, and the periodical / Susan Alves -- Redefining the borders of local color fiction: María Cristina Mena's short stories in the Century magazine / Amy Doherty -- Zitkala Sä and the commercial magazine apparatus / Charles Hannon -- "A deeper purose": in the serialized novels of Frances Ellen Watkins Harper / Michelle Campbell Toohey
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