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Reforming Fictions: Native, African, and Jewish American Women's Literature and Journalism in the Progressive Era Hardcover – Nov 29 2000

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press (Nov. 29 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0231118503
  • ISBN-13: 978-0231118507
  • Product Dimensions: 15.8 x 1.8 x 23.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 481 g
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"An important reeveluation of Native, African, and Jewish American women's writing during the decades of the Progressive Era." -- Carol Farley Kessler, "American Literature"

About the Author

Carol J. Batker publishes and teaches in Native American, African American, Jewish American, and women's studies.

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HASH(0x9f7903d8) out of 5 stars Revaluing and Recovering Multicultural Progressive Women Writers Sept. 25 2008
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Dr. Batker illuminates the lost importance of multicultural progressive era women writers efforts to contribute to reform in America. She recovers a lost chapter of literary and political reform history. She demonstrates how these reform journalists and activists crossed racial and ethnic lines, empowering their own and each other's lives as they developed their careers and worked for social reforms. She reveals important historical antecedents to today's debates about multiculturalism in America. Reforming fictions provides us with keen insights into the "personal is political" as contemporary women writers attempt to move forward in their careers and their communities.