Chapter 4. Engendering American Fictions

  1. Shirley Samuels
  1. Martha J. Cutter and
  2. Caroline F. Levander

Published Online: 3 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470999219.ch5

A Companion to American Fiction 1780-1865

A Companion to American Fiction 1780-1865

How to Cite

Cutter, M. J. and Levander, C. F. (2007) Engendering American Fictions, in A Companion to American Fiction 1780-1865 (ed S. Samuels), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470999219.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631234227

Online ISBN: 9780470999219

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Keywords:

  • american fictions;
  • gender ideology;
  • religious identity;
  • autobiography;
  • self-made man

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Self-made Man and the True Woman

  • “Separate” Spheres? Rhetoric of Sentiment, Religion, and Motherhood

  • Cracks in the Façade of Gender Ideologies