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Author Templin, Mary.
Title Panic Fiction [electronic resource] : Women and Antebellum Economic Crisis.
Pub Info Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2014.
Descript 1 online resource (257 pages)
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Subject American prose literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
American prose literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Economics in literature.
Financial crises -- United States -- History.
Financial crises in literature.
Literature and society -- United States -- History.
Popular culture -- United States -- History.
Women and literature -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
American prose literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Economics in literature.
Financial crises in literature.
American prose literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Women and literature -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Popular culture -- United States -- History.
Literature and society -- United States -- History.
Financial crises -- United States -- History.
LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
Genre Electronic books.
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction: Defining a Genre, Recovering Panic Fiction; 1. Speculation and Failure: Panic Fiction's Common Ground; 2. Domestic Constancy: Preserving Class Identity in 1830s Panic Fiction; 3. Female "Economists": Expanding Women's Financial Agency; 4. Threats from Outside: Defending the Southern Economy; 5. Freedom and Order: Proposing Solutions to 1850s Labor Problems; Notes; Works Cited; Index.
Summary Panic Fiction explores a unique body of antebellum American women's writing that illuminates women's relationships to the marketplace and the links between developing ideologies of domesticity and the formation of an American middle class. Between the mid-1830s and the late 1850s, authors such as Hannah Lee, Catharine Sedgwick, Eliza Follen, Maria McIntosh, and Maria Cummins wrote dozens of novels and stories depicting the effects of financial panic on the home and proposing solutions to economic instability. This unique body of antebellum American women's writing, which.
Note Description based on print version record.
Related To Print version: Templin, Mary. Panic Fiction : Women and Antebellum Economic Crisis. Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2014 9780817318109
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