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

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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 writings 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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 Volume 31, Number 1 (2014)

Editor's Note

Finding Place to Speak: Sarah Winnemucca's Rhetorical Practices in Disciplinary Spaces
Rosalyn Collings Eves

Approaches to Recovering Early Women
Theresa Strouth Gaul

States of Recollection: How Seventeenth-Century Women Thought about Recovery and the Atlantic World
Tamara Harvey

Looking for Stories of Inarticulate Women
Ava Chamberlain

Interpretive Challenges Posed by the Gendered Performances of Early American Female Criminals
Amelia C. Lewis

Phillis Wheatley on Friendship
Tara Bynum

"Memorials of Exemplary Women Are Peculiarly Interesting": Female Biography in Early National America
Lucia McMahon

Forum: A Riff, A Call, and A Response
P. Gabrielle Foreman

Better a Bloody Shovel Than Ambivalence
Joycelyn Moody

Do You Have Any Skin in the Game?
Kimberly Blockett

Out of the Kitchen of the House of Fiction
M. Giulia Fabi

Twenty-First-Century African American Literary Studies as Movement
Herman Beavers

Race and the Mind/Body Problem
Katherine Clay Bassard

Whiteness Visible
John Ernest

Legacy Profile
Mary Dwinell Chellis Lund (1826--1891)
Larisa Asaeli

Excerpts from "Drinking Jack" (1881)
Mary Dwinell Chellis


Investing in Literature: Ernestine Rose and the Harlem Branch Public Library of the 1920s
Barbara Hochman

Serving New York's Black City
Ernestine Rose

Book Review Forum

Critical Legacies

Thirty-Fifth-Anniversary Reflections on Woman's Fiction: A Guide to Novels by and about Women in America, 1820–1870 by Nina Baym
Marianne Noble, Elizabeth Stockton, Duncan Faherty

Twentieth-Anniversary Reflections on Written by Herself: Literary Production by African American Women, 1746–1892 by Frances Smith Foster
John Ernest, Xiomara Santamarina, Elizabeth Cali

Twentieth-Anniversary Reflections on The Culture of Sentiment: Race, Gender, and Sentimentality in Nineteenth-Century America edited by Shirley Samuels
Glenn Hendler, María Carla Sánchez, Jennifer Travis

Review Essay
Childish Things: A Review of Robin Bernstein's Racial Innocence, Kyla Wazana Tompkins's Racial Indigestion, and Courtney Weikle-Mills's Imaginary Citizens
Anna Mae Duane

Book Reviews
Philosophies of Sex: Critical Essays on The Hermaphrodite, edited by Renée Bergland and Gary Williams
Heather Barrett

E. D. E. N. Southworth: Recovering a Nineteenth-Century Popular Novelist, edited by Melissa J. Homestead and Pamela T. Washington
Carl Ostrowski

To Fight Aloud Is Very Brave: American Poetry and the Civil War, by Faith Barrett
Christa Vogelius

The Selected Letters of Elizabeth Stoddard, edited by Jennifer Putzi and Elizabeth Stockton
Nicole Livengood

Domestic Subjects: Gender, Citizenship, and Law in Native American Literature, by Beth M. Piatote
Cari M. Carpenter
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Studies in American Naturalism
Keith Newlin,
Journal Editor

Studies in American Indian Literatures
Chadwick Allen,
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Margarete Lamb-Faffelberger,
Journal Editor