The role of literature in early American histories
The place of American women in written histories
The keen sense of history shown by American women
The “great women” approach to history used by American historians
Written at that time
A woman’s status was changed by marriage
Even the contributions of outstanding women were ignored
Only three women were able to get their writing published
Poetry produced by women was more readily accepted than other writing by women
Related to parties
Full of praise
They put too much emphasis on daily activities
They left out discussion of the influence of money on politics.
The sources of the information they were based on were not necessarily accurate.
They were printed on poor-quality paper.
Newspaper accounts of presidential election results
Biographies of John Adams
Letters from a mother to a daughter advising her how to handle a family problem
Books about famous graduates of the country’s first college
They were combined and published in a multivolume encyclopedia
They formed the basis of college courses in the nineteenth century.
They provided valuable information for twentieth—century historical researchers.
They were shared among women’s colleges throughout the United States.
Activists for women’s rights
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