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O My America!

Six Women and Their Second Acts in A New World
Wheeler, Sara (Book - 2013 )
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Traces the steps of six women--author Fanny Trollope, actress Fanny Kemble, economist Harriet Martineau, homesteader Rebecca Burlend, traveler Isabella Bird ,and novelist Catherine Hubback--who came to America in the nineteenth century to start new lives.
Authors: Wheeler, Sara
Title: O my America!
six women and their second acts in a new world
Publisher: New York :, Farrar, Straus and Giroux,, 2013
Edition: First American edition
Characteristics: xvii, 281 pages :,illustrations, map ;,22 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: "Originally published, in somewhat different form, in 2013 by Jonathan Cape, Great Britain, as O my America! : second acts in a New World"--T.p. verso
Contents: Merely telling the truth : Fanny Trollope goes to Ohio
Brave new world : Fanny Kemble goes to Georgia
A great embryo poet: Harriet Martineau goes to Massachusetts and Kentucky
Is this America? : Rebecca Burlend goes to Illinois
Above love and hate : Isabella Bird goes to Colorado
No there there : Catherine Hubback goes to California
Summary: Traces the steps of six women--author Fanny Trollope, actress Fanny Kemble, economist Harriet Martineau, homesteader Rebecca Burlend, traveler Isabella Bird ,and novelist Catherine Hubback--who came to America in the nineteenth century to start new lives.
ISBN: 9781466836907
0374298815
9780374298814
Statement of Responsibility: Sara Wheeler
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: United States Social conditions 19th century British United States History 19th century Women travelers United States Biography Women travelers United States History 19th century
Topical Term: Women travelers
Women travelers
LCCN: 2013007572
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