By Susan L. Roberson
A learn of yankee women’s narratives of mobility and shuttle, this ebook examines how geographic circulation unfolded different pursuits or mobilities for antebellum ladies at a time of significant nationwide growth. serious about problems with own and nationwide identification, the learn demonstrates how ladies not just went out at the open street, yet participated in public discussions of nationhood within the texts they wrote. Roberson examines various narratives and topics, together with not just conventional shuttle narratives of voyages to the West or to international locales, but additionally the methods commute and circulation figured in autobiography, religious, and political narratives, and household novels via girls as they developed their very own politics of mobility. those narratives via such ladies as Margaret Fuller, Susan Warner, and Harriet Beecher Stowe destabilize the male-dominated tales of yankee shuttle and nation-building as ladies claimed the general public street as a site during which they belonged, bringing with them their very own rules approximately mobility, self, and kingdom. the various women’s tales of mobility additionally destabilize a novel view of women’s historical past and develop our outlook on geographic move and its repercussions for different hobbies. texts no longer often classified go back and forth writing, just like the family novel, brings to mild social family members enacted at the highway and the relation among tale, position, and mobility.