America s Joan of Arc

of age, a Joan of Arc that God sent into the field ... to maintain the cause of the country at this dreadful and last crisis.” The city's Courant, edited by Charles Dudley Warner, found that Dickinson was “using the great talents given ...

America s Joan of Arc

One of the most celebrated women of her time, a spellbinding speaker dubbed the Queen of the Lyceum and America's Joan of Arc, Anna Elizabeth Dickinson was a charismatic orator, writer, and actress, who rose to fame during the Civil War and remained in the public eye for the next three decades. J. Matthew Gallman offers the first full-length biography of Dickinson to appear in over half a century. Gallman describes how Dickinson's passionate patriotism and fiery style, coupled with her unabashed abolitionism and biting critiques of antiwar Democrats--known as Copperheads--struck a nerve with her audiences. In barely two years, she rose from an unknown young Philadelphia radical, to a successful New England stump speaker, to a true national celebrity. At the height of her fame, Dickinson counted many of the nation's leading reformers, authors, politicians, and actors among her friends. Among the dozens of famous figures who populate the narrative are Susan B. Anthony, Whitelaw Reid, William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. Gallman shows how Dickinson's life illuminates the possibilities and barriers faced by nineteenth-century women, revealing how their behavior could at once be seen as worthy, highly valued, shocking, and deviant.

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America's Joan of Arc
Language: en
Pages: 262
Authors: J. Matthew Gallman
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-04-15 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

One of the most celebrated women of her time, Anna Elizabeth Dickinson was a charismatic orator, writer, and actress, who rose to fame during the Civil War. In "America's Joan of Arc," Gallman offers the first full-length biography of Dickinson to appear in over half a century.
France and the Americas
Language: en
Pages: 1297
Authors: Bill Marshall
Categories: America
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Books about France and the Americas
Fresh Verdicts on Joan of Arc
Language: en
Pages: 334
Authors: Bonnie Wheeler, Charles T. Wood
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-24 - Publisher: Routledge

First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Joan of Arc
Language: en
Pages: 80
Authors: Nora M. Heimann, Laura Coyle
Categories: Arts, American
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: ACC Distribution

Draws on a huge range of carefully researched images of Joan of Arc, many never seen before, from museum, libraries and archives in France and U.S.
The War was You and Me
Language: en
Pages: 397
Authors: Joan E. Cashin, Associate Professor of History Joan E Cashin
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-10-06 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

Though civilians constituted the majority of the nation's population and were intimately involved with almost every aspect of the war, we know little about the civilian experience of the Civil War. Southerners lived through the breakup of basic social and economic institutions, including slavery. Northerners witnessed the reorganization of society