A Day at a Time: The Diary Literature of American Women from 1764 to the Present
Feminist Press at CUNY, 1985 - Biography & Autobiography - 341 pages
This portrait of American women reveals the remarkable strengths and resources of ordinary women. Excerpts from 29 diaries include miniatures of the daily life of New England families in the late 1700s, overviews of the great expansion westward, and devastating portraits of the brutal politics of the 1960s and 1970s. The book also contains a bibliography of hundreds of women's diaries.
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Page 13 - One of the last things she said to me was to make a correction in the sentence of March 4th "moral discords and nervous horrors." This dictation of March 4th was rushing about in her brain all day, and although she was very weak and it tired her much to dictate, she could not get her head quiet until she had it written : then she was relieved.
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