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A Journal of American Women Writers
Edited by Susan Tomlinson, Jennifer Putzi, and Jennifer S. Tuttle

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ISSN  0748-4321

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Legacy is the official journal of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers. It is the only journal to focus specifically on American women's writing from the seventeenth through the early twentieth century. Each issue's articles cover a wide range of topics: examinations of the works of individual authors; genre studies; analyses of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and sexualities in women's literature; and historical and material cultural issues pertinent to women's lives and literary works. In addition, Legacy regularly publishes profiles of lesser-known or newly recovered authors, reprints of primary works in all genres, and book reviews covering current scholarship in the field.
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Volume 34, Number 1 (Summer 2017)


Editor’s Note

Envisioning America’s Future: Lydia Maria Child and Social Justice
Sarah Olivier, Guest Editor

Sarah Olivier

Honoring Lydia Maria Child’s Legacy: An Inclusive Vision for an Author Society
Sarah Olivier

Lydia Maria Child’s Legacy to the Twenty-First Century: The Law of Love versus Religious Bigotry, Anti-Immigrant Hysteria, and Mass Incarceration
Carolyn L. Karcher

Fostering the Future: Lydia Maria Child’s Environmental Engagements in The Juvenile Miscellany and Beyond
Karen L. Kilcup

The Cost of the Gift: Gender and Labor in Lydia Maria Child’s Writings
Hildegard Hoeller

The Problems of Citizenship: Revisiting Lydia Maria Child’s Letters from New-York through a Social Justice Lens
Bruce Mills

Lydia Maria Child’s Abolition Democracy, and Ours
Robert Fanuzzi

If We Are Brave Enough to Accept: Taking on the Challenges of Lydia Maria Child Today
Dana D. Nelson

Theorizing Democratic Feelings, Disagreement, and the Temporal Child in Catharine Maria Sedgwick’s The Linwoods
Marissa Carrere

Black Classical Ruins and American Memory in the Poetry of H. Cordelia Ray
Heidi Morse

“The Queer Feeling We All Know”: Queer Objects and Orientations in Edith Wharton’s (Haunted) Houses
Shannon Brennan

The Heart of Capitalism: Contested Visions of Labor Reform in Lurana Sheldon’s Department Store Novels
Ashley Elizabeth Palmer

Legacy Features Forum
Susanna Rowson’s Sincerity and the Just Teach One Project
Ed White and Duncan Faherty, Guest Editors

Desirée Henderson

Legacy Reprint
Excerpts from Sincerity; A Novel in a Series of Original Letters, by Susanna Rowson
Ed White and Duncan Faherty

Female Relationships in Susanna Rowson’s Sincerity: The Bechdel Test and American Literature Syllabi
Theresa Strouth Gaul

“Oh That I Were a Man!”: Susanna Rowson’s Lesson on Marital Entrapment
Jennifer Desiderio 

Seriality and Susanna Rowson’s Sincerity
Karen A. Weyler

Six Lessons from the Just Teach One Project on Recovering Susanna Rowson’s Sincerity
Lisa West

Scrupulous Sincerity: Susanna Rowson’s Sentimental and Gothic Turns
Michelle Sizemore

Canonical Predicaments
Ed White and Duncan Faherty

Review Essays
Legible Natives: Making Native Women Visible in the Literary Arts
Penelope M. Kelsey

Alternate Origin Stories and Unexpected Archives: The Question of the Indigenous Literary
Susan Bernardin

Book Reviews
Gender and Race in Antebellum Popular Culture, by Sarah N. Roth
Elizabeth Duquette

Selected Writings of Eliza Higginson: Inventing Pacific Northwest Literature, edited by Laura Laffrado
Donna M. Campbell