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Contents Acknowledgments  ix Abbreviations  xi Introduction  xiii Melissa J. Homestead and Pamela T. Washington I. Serial Southworth E. D. E. N. Southworth’s Serial Novels Retribution and The Mother-in-Law as Vehicles for the Cause of Abolition in the National Era: Setting the Stage for Uncle Tom’s Cabin  1 Vicki L. Martin An Exclusive Engagement: The Personal and Professional Negotiations of Vivia   25 Kenneth Salzer The Hidden Agenda of The Hidden Hand: Periodical Publication and the Literary Marketplace in Late-Nineteenth-Century America   49 Alison M. Scott and Amy M. Thomas II. Southworth’s Genres Illustrating Southworth: Genre, Conventionality, and The Island Princess  77 Kathryn Conner Bennett Maniac Brides: Southworth’s Sensational and Gothic Transformations   107 Beth L. Lueck Change of a Dress: Britomarte, the Man-Hater and Other Transvestite Narratives of the Civil War   129 Annie Merrill Ingram III. Intertextual Southworth E. D. E. N. Southworth: An “American George Sand”?   155 Charlene Avallone Revising Uncle Tom’s Cabin: Sympathy, the State, and the Role of Women in E. D. E. N. Southworth’s The Lost Heiress  183 Paul Christian Jones E. D. E. N. Southworth’s Tragic Muse   205 Karen Tracey IV. Southworth, Marriage, and the Law Poe, Southworth, and the Antebellum Wife   221 Ellen Weinauer E. D. E. N. Southworth’s Reimagining of the Married Women’s Property Reforms  243 Elizabeth Stockton “What Did You Mean?” The Language of Marriage in The Fatal Marriage and Family Doom  265 Cindy Weinstein A Chronological Bibliography of E. D. E. N. Southworth’s Works Privileging Periodical Publication   285 Melissa J. Homestead and Vicki L. Martin Contributors  307 Index  311 ...


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  • Southworth, Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte, -- 1819-1899 -- Criticism and interpretation.
  • Southworth, Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte, 1819-1899 -- Political and social views.
  • Women and literature -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
  • Social values in literature.
  • Literature and society -- United States -- History.
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