Women’s Networks across Europe and the Americas
1. Edition, 2016
Sozialreform, Frauenforschung, Netzwerkforschung, amerikanischer Bürgerkrieg, Transatlantic Studies, Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, Antin, Mary, Pilcher, Velona, Temperenzbewegung, Abolitionismus, Trenker, Luis, Howe Richards, Laura Elizabeth, King, Grace Elizabeth, Johnston, Mary, Wisla, Agnes, Toshiko, Kishida, Costa, Felisa, Breckinridge, Sophonisba, Pan-Amerikanismus
First presented at the conference ‘Intercontinental Cross-Currents: Women’s (Net-)Works across Europe and the Americas (1789–1939)’ in Wittenberg, Germany, in December 2013, the papers assembled in this volume trace nineteenth-century women’s networks inside and outside historical movements and literary texts, in diverse genres, at various historical moments, and from different vantage points.
Considered together, the contributions attest to the potential of a woman-centered approach to transatlantic historiographical, cultural, and literary studies. Very much like the people, texts, and objects they examine, they are transatlantic in scope and perspective. Truly inspired by the idea and concept of the Atlantic Crosscurrents, these essays confirm and emphasize interdisciplinarity and methodological variety in (trans-)Atlantic studies.