The Emerging New Woman


American Women’s short stories, 1865-1917.



The Coming Woman, the New Woman, the Modern Woman — call her what you will, post-Civil War America was abuzz with the new possibilities for female independence and autonomy emerging as the decades led up to women gaining the vote in 1920. This collection of 24 short stories, published between 1865 and 1917, features a new kind of heroine being developed by well-known writers like Louisa May Alcott, Sarah Orne Jewett, Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton, and Willa Cather and by lesser known writers, such as Lydia Maria Child, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Ellen Glasgow, Sui Sin Far, Mary Antin, and Maria Christina Mena. 6 x 9”, softcover. (400 pp; 9781935573708) $18.95