Jane Grey Swisshelm: An Unconventional Life, 1815-1884

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 255 pages
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Nineteenth-century newspaper editor Jane Grey Swisshelm (1815-1884) was an unconventionally ambitious woman. While she struggled in private to be a dutiful daughter, wife, and mother, she publicly critiqued and successfully challenged gender conventions t
  

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Contents

Prologue
1
That OldeTime Religion
9
A Marriage Fraught with Conflict
33
The Troublesome Matter of Property
61
Womans Work in a Mans World
79
A Different Sort of Politics
103
A World in Need of Improvement
133
Respectable but Not Genteel
161
Afterword
191
Note on Primary Sources
199
Notes
209
Acknowledgments
247
Index
249
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About the author (2004)

Sylvia D. Hoffert is professor of history and women's studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is author of When Hens Crow: The Woman's Rights Movement in Antebellum America and Private Matters: American Attitudes toward Childbearing and Infant Nurture in the Urban North, 1800-1860.

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