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The Political Work of Northern Women Writers and the Civil War 1850-1872

by Sizer, Lyde Cullen
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Retail Price: $45.00
Issue: Summer 2001
ISBN: 0807825549

In chapters that combine social history with textual explication, Lyde Cullen Sizer pursues two goals. First, offering "a history gleaned through literary works designed for public consumption, focusing on political issues in the writings of Northern women from 1850 to 1872," she argues that "a gradual and contested shift from sentimental to realistic writing" ensued. Secondly, Sizer presents "an intellectual portrait of nine popular women writers by following them and their work through the war years and afterward."

review of The Political Work of Northern Women Writers and the Civil War 1850-1872, by Sizer, Lyde Cullen, Civil War Book Review, (Summer 2001).