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Reinventing the Peabody sisters / edited by Monika M. Elbert, Julie E. Hall, and Katharine Rodier.

Book Book (c2006.)
Description: xxi, 271 p. ; 24 cm.
Publisher: Iowa City, IA : University of Iowa Press, c2006.
1 of 1 copy available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
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  • ISBN: 1587295040 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9781587295041 (alk. paper)
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: This is his--this is my mystery: the common journal of Nathaniel and Sophia Hawthorne, 1842-1843 / Marta Werner and Nicholas Lawrence -- Elizabeth Palmer Peabody and the "art" of conversation / Charlene Avallone -- Declaration and deference: Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, Mary Peabody Mann, and the complex rhetoric of mediation / Mark Vasquez -- At the crisis of our fate: Sophia Peabody Hawthorne's Civil War correspondence / Julie E. Hall -- Elizabeth Peabody on the "temperament of the colored classes": African Americans, progressive history, and education in a democratic system / Amy Earhart -- Like one happy family: Mary Peabody Mann's method for influencing reform / Deshae E. Lott -- Authorizing Sarah Winnemucca? Elizabeth Peabody and Mary Peabody Mann / Katharine Rodier -- Watery Angels: Sophia Peabody Hawthorne's artistic argument in Notes in England and Italy / Annamaria Formichella Elsden -- Should not these things be known? Mary Mann's Juanita and the limits of domesticity / Michaela B. Cooper -- Queen of all I surveyed: Sophia Peabody Hawthorne's "Cuba journal" and the imperial gaze / Pamela Lee -- Against the Cuba guide: the "Cuba journal," Juanita, and travel writing / Rodrigo Lazo -- Elizabeth Palmer Peabody's problematic feminism and the feminization of transcendentalism / Monika M. Elbert -- Transcendentalism for children: Mary Peabody Mann's The flower people / Patricia M. Ard -- Elizabeth Peabody and the fate of transcendentalism / Bruce A. Ronda -- Epilogue: the Peabody sisters as sisters / Megan Marshall.
Citation: Elbert, Monika M. "Reinventing the Peabody sisters." Iowa City, IA : University of Iowa Press, 2006.
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    Whether in the public realm as political activists, artists, teachers, biographers, editors, and writers or in the more traditional role of domestic, nurturing women, Elizabeth Peabody, Mary Peabody Mann, and Sophia Peabody Hawthorne subverted rigid nineteenth-century definitions of women’s limited realm of influence. Reinventing the Peabody Sisters seeks to redefine this dynamic trio’s relationship to the literary and political movements of the mid nineteenth century. Previous scholarship has romanticized, vilified, or altogether erased their influences and literary productions or viewed these individuals solely in light of their relationships to other nineteenth-century luminaries, particularly men---Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Horace Mann. This collection underscores that each woman was a creative force in her own right. Despite their differences and sibling conflicts, all three sisters thrived in the rarefied---if economically modest---atmosphere of a childhood household that glorified intellectual and artistic pursuits. This background allowed each woman to negotiate the nineteenth-century literary marketplace and in the process redefine its scope. Elizabeth, Mary, and Sophia remained linked throughout their lives, encouraging, complementing, and sometimes challenging each other’s endeavors while also contributing to each other’s literary work. The essays in this collection examine the sisters’ confrontations with and involvement in the intellectual movements and social conflicts of the nineteenth century, including Transcendentalism, the Civil War, the role of women, international issues, slavery, Native American rights, and parenting. Among the most revealing writings that the sisters left behind, however, are those which explore the interlaced relationship that continued throughout their remarkable lives.

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