Google Books, 'Hospital Sketches and Camp and Fireside Stories,' https://www.google.com/books/edition/Hospital_Sketches/velHAQAAMAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=0. Accessed 14 May 2020. ***** When I was younger, I used to take out stacks upon stacks of books from my public library. I loved the feel of a book in my hands, and I would leave my own little physical mark on it by dog-earring the pages … Continue reading Using a digital surrogate of Louisa May Alcott’s ‘Hospital Sketches’ as a micro survey of its readership and history
Hathitrust Digital Library, digitized copy of "The Yellow Wall-Paper" from The New England Magazine 1891-192, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924080769783&view=1up&seq=655. Accessed April 5, 2020. “John is a physician, and perhaps — (I would not say this to another living soul, of course, but this is dead paper and a great relief to my mind) — perhaps that is one reason I do not get well faster” (647). This quote, … Continue reading The Alliance Between Medical Truth and the Patriarchy in Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wall-Paper”
Louisa May Alcotta, Hospital Sketches (Boston: James Redpath, 1863); andLouisa May Alcott, Little Women (Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1888). From the Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University. Photographs by Sophia Lola. Louisa May Alcott’s Hospital Sketches, written in 1863, comprises a series of vignettes following Tribulation Periwinkle, a nurse during the Civil War, just before and right as she begins her work treating injured and … Continue reading Gender Roles, Work, and God’s Judgment in “A Day” from Louisa May Alcott’s Hospital Sketches
Alice Duer Miller, Are Women People? A Book of Rhymes for Suffrage Times. New York: George H. Doran Company, 1915. Image from the University of Wisconsin Libraries via HathiTrust. Are Women People? is a book of poetry that promotes women’s right to vote. Miller makes use of satire in her poems to criticize arguments for … Continue reading Are Women People?