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A Journal of American Women Writers
Edited by Jennifer S. Tuttle, Susan Tomlinson, and Jennifer Putzi

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ISSN  0748-4321

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Legacy is the official journal of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers. It is the only journal to focus specifically on American women's writing from the seventeenth through the early twentieth century. Each issue's articles cover a wide range of topics: examinations of the works of individual authors; genre studies; analyses of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and sexualities in women's literature; and historical and material cultural issues pertinent to women's lives and literary works. In addition, Legacy regularly publishes profiles of lesser-known or newly recovered authors, reprints of primary works in all genres, and book reviews covering current scholarship in the field.
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Editor’s Note

Forum: Where Are the Women in Black Print Culture Studies?
Obscene Questions and Righteous Hysteria
Joycelyn Moody

Discovering the Woman in the Text: Early African American Print, Gender Studies, and the Twenty-First-Century Classroom
Rian E. Bowie

Beyond Recovery: A Process Approach to Research on Women in Early African American Print Cultures
Barbara McCaskill

Harriet Jacobs and the Lessons of Rogue Reading
Benjamin Fagan

Misinformation and Fluidity in Print Culture; or, Searching for Sojourner Truth and Others
John Ernest

Accessing Early Black Print
Eric Gardner

“Fascinate, Intoxicate, Transport”: Uncovering Women’s Erotic Dominance in Leonora Sansay’s Secret History
Helen Hunt

Anatomy Lessons: Emily Dickinson’s Brain Poems
Barbara Baumgartner

Lucy Larcom and the Time of the Temporal Collapse
James E. Dobson

Victoria Earle Matthews: Making Literature during the Woman’s Era
Kerstin Rudolph

“A Reading Problem”: Margaret Lynn, Jean Stafford, and Literary Criticism of the American West
Cathryn Halverson

From the Archives
A New Digital Divide: Recovery Editing in the Age of Digitization
Jean Lee Cole

Legacy Reprint
Victoria Earle Matthews’s Short Stories
Kerstin Rudolph

“Eugenie’s Mistake”
Victoria Earle [Matthews]

“Zelika—A Story”
Victoria Earle [Matthews]

Book Reviews
Apocalyptic Sentimentalism: Love and Fear in U.S. Antebellum Literature, by Kevin Pelletier, and The Altar at Home: Sentimental Literature and Nineteenth-Century American Religion, by Claudia Stokes
Marianne Noble

Gender Protest and Same-Sex Desire in Antebellum American Literature, by David Greven
Holly Jackson

The Struggle for Equal Adulthood: Gender, Race, Age, and the Fight for Citizenship in Antebellum America, by Corinne T. Field
Sari Edelstein

Toward a Female Genealogy of Transcendentalism, edited by Jana L. Argersinger and Phyllis Cole
Michelle Kohler

Emily Dickinson in Context, edited by Eliza Richards, and A Kiss from Thermopylae: Emily Dickinson and Law, by James R. Guthrie
Mary Kuhn

Thinking Outside the Book, by Augusta Rohrbach
Julia Dauer

Between the Novel and the News: The Emergence of American Women’s Writing, by Sari Edelstein
Maura D’Amore
Also of Interest

Judy Tzu-Chun Wu,
Journal Editor

Studies in American Naturalism
Keith Newlin,
Journal Editor

Studies in American Indian Literatures
Chadwick Allen,
Journal Editor

Women in German Yearbook
Elizabeth Ametsbichler,
Journal Editor