Hathitrust Digital Library, digitized copy of “The Yellow Wall-Paper” from The New England Magazine 1891-92, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924080769783&view=1up&seq=655. Accessed 12 May 2020. First published in The New England Magazine in 1892, Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wall-Paper” is considered a seminal work of American feminist literature. The semi-autobiographical story is narrated by an unnamed woman whose physician husband has prescribed … Continue reading Mirror, Mirror on the Wall-Paper: Reflecting on a Digital Surrogate of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s Seminal Story
Portrait of Alice Duer Miller by an unknown photographer, date unknown, from the Alice Duer Miller Papers, Collection BC-17-Photographs. Barnard College Library, via Wikimedia. On July 28, 1874, Alice Duer Miller — who, through her feminist poetry, would grow up to influence political opinion and the suffrage movement— was born to wealthy parents in New … Continue reading Scribbling in Alice Duer Miller’s Bibliography
Portrait, from Sojourner Truth, Narrative of Sojourner Truth: A Northern Slave, Emancipated from Bodily Servitude by the State of New York, in 1828. (New York: For The Author, 1853). From the Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University. Photograph by Rudy Malcom. At the 1851 Women’s Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio, Sojourner Truth gave her famous “Ain’t … Continue reading Does The Sojourner Truth Project uphold its own mission?
Scipio Moorhead, engraved portrait of Phillis Wheatley, and title page, Phillis Wheatley, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral. London: A. Bell, 1773. Image from the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Phillis Wheatley, transported from Africa to North America in 1761 at the age of seven or eight, became the first … Continue reading Poems on Various Subjects