17th through 19th Centuries
General Editors: Lisa Maria Hogeland and Mary Klages
Co-Editors: Shay Brawn, Bonnie J. Dow, David Kazanjian, Deborah T. Meem, and Rhonda Pettit
Volume One of The Aunt Lute Anthology of U.S. Women Writers includes over three hundred selections and spans three centures of women's writings in the U.S. From criminal confessions to politic pamphlets to fiction, plays, poetry, and memoirs, these pages are filled with words of women who embody the complex history of this nation.
This is a beautifully crafted, thoughtfully inclusive anthology of U.S. women's writings. The depth and breadth of texts will make it invaluable for a wide range of courses and disciplines. The editors' attention to diversity of writers is matched with diversity of genres, styles, and perspectives. With incisive headnotes and a richness of content unequalled in currently available anthologies of U.S. women's writings, this is the anthology for which we have all been waiting.
—Sharon M. Harris, Lorraine Sherley Professor in Literature, Texas Christian University
This wide-ranging, compelling anthology of well-known, lesser-known and virtually unknown U.S. women writers shows that U.S. women have participated vigorously and imaginatively in public discourse from the beginning. It will be invaluable for students, teachers, and scholars of women writers and of American literature across the board.
—Sandra A. Zagarell, Oberlin College
This anthology adds new dimensoins to our sense of women's contributions to American culture and helps us to undrestand our own history in more complex ways… A welcome contribution to American social, intellectual, cultural and literary histories.
—Cheryl Walker, Scripps College
I am grateful for the introduction that the anthology provides to women writers with whom I am unfamiliar and for the new insights it offers into many of those with whom I have lived for years. This anthology is more than a collection of literary works; it is a study in the access that literature gives us to the past and a commentary on the terms through which we endless construct it.
—Priscilla Wald, Duke University