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  Volume 31, Number 1, 2014

Table of Contents

Editor’s Note

pp. ix-xi

Finding Place to Speak: Sarah Winnemucca’s Rhetorical Practices in Disciplinary Spaces

pp. 1-22

Approaches to Recovering Early Women


pp. 23-24

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

pp. 25-32

Looking for Stories of Inarticulate Women

pp. 33-37

Interpretive Challenges Posed by the Gendered Performances of Early American Female Criminals

pp. 38-41

Phillis Wheatley on Friendship

pp. 42-51

“Memorials of Exemplary Women Are Peculiarly Interesting”: Female Biography in Early National America

pp. 52-57

Forum: A Riff , A Call, and A Response


pp. 58-59

Better a Bloody Shovel Than Ambivalence

pp. 60-62

Do You Have Any Skin in the Game?

pp. 63-65

Out of the Kitchen of the House of Fiction

pp. 66-69

Twenty-First-Century African American Literary Studies as Movement

pp. 70-72

Race and the Mind/Body Problem

pp. 73-75

Whiteness Visible

pp. 76-77

Legacy Profile

Mary Dwinell Chellis Lund (1826–1891)

pp. 78-88

Excerpts from “Drinking Jack” (1881)

pp. 89-92

Legacy Reprint

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

pp. 93-106

Serving New York’s Black City

pp. 107-112

Book Review Forum

Thirty-Fifth-Anniversary Reflections on Woman’s Fiction: A Guide to Novels by and about Women in America, 1820–1870 by Nina Baym (review)

pp. 113-117

Twentieth-Anniversary Reflections on Written by Herself: Literary Production by African American Women, 1746–1892 by Frances Smith Foster (review)

pp. 118-122

Twentieth-Anniversary Reflections on The Culture of Sentiment: Race, Gender, and Sentimentality in Nineteenth-Century America edited by Shirley Samuels (review)

pp. 122-128

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

pp. 129-135

Book Reviews

Philosophies of Sex: Critical Essays on The Hermaphrodite Edited by Renée Bergland and Gary Williams (review)

pp. 136-138

E. D. E. N. Southworth: Recovering a Nineteenth-Century Popular Novelist Edited by Melissa J. Homestead and Pamela T. Washington (review)

pp. 138-141

To Fight Aloud Is Very Brave: American Poetry and the Civil War by Faith Barrett (review)

pp. 141-143

The Selected Letters of Elizabeth Stoddard Edited by Jennifer Putzi and Elizabeth Stockton (review)

pp. 143-145

Domestic Subjects: Gender, Citizenship, and Law in Native American Literature by Beth M. Piatote (review)

pp. 145-148

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