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Reforming Fictions: Native, African, and Jewish American Women's Literature and Journalism in the Progressive Era (Paperback)
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Reforming Fictions: Native, African, and Jewish American Women's Literature and Journalism in the Progressive Era (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 09/01/2001
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Recovering a lost chapter of literary and political history, this fresh, multicultural reading of the work of women writers of the Progressive era situates their fiction in the context of their reform journalism and political activism. As Native, African, and Jewish American women gained access to education, developed women's clubs, and joined political organizations, they wrote to reform the nation, engaging themselves politically and creating a cross-cultural dialogue between journalism and fiction. Early in this century, writers such as Zitkala-Sa, Mourning Dove, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, and Anzia Yezierska developed their writing careers through affiliations with reform organizations. They worked for Pan-Indianism, racial uplift, immigrant aid, or social welfare. Carol Batker explores the impact of their journalism and political work on their fiction. She demonstrates points of contact among these women that suggest mutual influence and conversations across racial and ethnic lines-revealing important historical antecedents to contemporary debates about multiculturalism in America.

Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231118514
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 326 g
Dimensions: 230 x 174 x 12 mm


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"An important reeveluation of Native, African, and Jewish American women's writing during the decades of the Progressive Era." -- Carol Farley Kessler, "American Literature"

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