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Advice Books

Advice Books  

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Are texts concerned with prescribing proper behavior for their readers. The locus of this concern may be any combination of outward actions and inner moral or psychological states. Subgenres of ...
Charles Francis Adams

Charles Francis Adams  

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(1807–86),son of John Quincy Adams, entered politics as a “conscience” Whig, founded the Boston Whig, and in 1848 ran for the vice-presidency as a Free-Soil candidate. He later entered Congress as a ...
Colonialism

Colonialism  

[CP]A general term referring to the period c.ad 550–900 in North America, being one of the five main cultural‐historical stages defined for the archaeology of southwestern parts of the USA. ...
Diaries and Journals

Diaries and Journals  

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Feminism has produced an extraordinary interest in women's pasts and issues concerning the interface of women's private lives and public concerns. Scholars from various disciplines have become ...
Early National Writing

Early National Writing  

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Shortly after the Constitution reached its ratification vote, George Washington wrote on 31 August 1788 to Annis Boudinot Stockton, a well-known New Jersey poet and longtime supporter, “The ...
Education of Henry Adams

Education of Henry Adams  

An autobiography by Henry (Brooks) Adams, privately printed in 1907 and posthumously published in 1918. Generally ranked as one of the most distinguished autobiographies, its subtitle, ‘A Study of ...
Esther

Esther  

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Novel by Henry Adams, published in 1884 under the pseudonym Frances Snow Compton. The character of the heroine is modeled on the author's wife, and that of Wharton on the sculptor ...
First Lady

First Lady  

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Initially, the President's wife was referred to as Lady (as in “Lady Washington”) or Mrs. President. The term First Lady was coined by Mary Clemmer Ames in an 1877 magazine ...
John Adams

John Adams  

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(1735–1826)US Federalist statesman, 2nd President of the USA (1797–1801). He was a key figure in the drafting of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and was minister to Britain (1785–88).
John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams  

(1767–1848)US Republican statesman, 6th President of the USA (1825–29). The eldest son of President John Adams, he was minister to Britain (1809–14). As Secretary of State (1817–24) he helped to ...
literacy

literacy  

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1. The ability to read and write, contrasted with illiteracy. In looser usage this also includes basic arithmetical competence. Compare multimodality; oracy.2. Functional literacy: a level of minimal ...
Mercy Otis Warren

Mercy Otis Warren  

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(1728–1814) American dramatistThe Adulateur (1773) DramaThe Group (1775) DramaHistory of the Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution (1805) Non-FictionThe Adulateur (1773) DramaThe ...
New England Women's Writing

New England Women's Writing  

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New Englanders dominated the first three hundred years of American women's literature. Of the approximately twelve hundred writers in American Women Writers, a quarter grew up and/or resided for a ...
Protest Writing

Protest Writing  

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In her poem “Prologue” (1650), Anne Bradstreet complains of those who think her “hand a needle better fits” than a “poet's pen,” and Alice Dunbar-Nelson, in “I Sit and Sew” ...
women's Movement

women's Movement  

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This term refers to the mobilization of women around the project of changing and improving their position in society. It is often used interchangeably with ‘Women's Liberation Movement’ to describe ...

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