A Day at a Time: The Diary Literature of American Women from 1764 to the Present
Feminist Press at CUNY, 1985 - Biography & Autobiography - 341 pages
This richly textured portrait of American women reveals the remarkable strengths and resources of ordinary women. Excerpts from twenty-nine diaries include miniatures of the daily life of New England families in the late 1700s, overviews of the great expansion westward, and devastating portraits of the brutal politics of the 1960s and 1970s. The book also contains a bibliography of hundreds of women's diaries.
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In these diary excerpts real women, notable not for succeeding but for surviving, tell of their struggles to cope with infant death, sickness, old age, incest, and murder. On a railroad train fleeing ... Read full review
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