America's Joan of Arc
The Life of Anna Elizabeth Dickinson
By (author) J. Matthew Gallman
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America's Joan of Arc by J. Matthew Gallman
Book DescriptionOne 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. In America's Joan of Arc, 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 explores her many public triumphs, but also discloses how, as her public career waned, she battled with her managers, her critics, her audiences, and her family (in 1891, her sister had her committed briefly to an insane asylum). Equally important, the author highlights 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. A vivid portrait of a remarkable nineteenth-century woman, this book captures Dickinson's amazing public career and the untold stories that shaped her stormy private life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195161458
(241mm x 162mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 27-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author J. Matthew Gallman
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Examining the breadth of Northern popular culture, J. Matthew Gallman offers a dramatic reconsideration of how the Union's civilians understood the meaning of duty and citizenship in wartime. Gallman shows how thousands of authors, artists, and readers together created a new set of rules for navigating life in a nation at war.
Lens of War, Hardback (April 2015)
Noted historians select and reflect upon a single iconic photograph from the Civil War. The result is a remarkable set of essays by twenty-seven scholars whose numerous volumes on the Civil War have explored military, cultural, political, African American, women s, and environmental history."
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Anna Elizabeth Dickinson was one of nineteenth century America's most celebrated women. A charismatic orator, author, and actress, she rose to fame during the Civil War and remained in the public eye for the next three decades. The first biography of Dickinson in over fifty years, this book reveals the largely forgotten story of a fascinating, controversial public woman.
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Author Biography - J. Matthew Gallman
J. Matthew Gallman is Professor of History at the University of Florida. An authority on the American Civil War, he is the author of Receiving Erin's Children: Philadelphia, Liverpool, and the Irish Famine Migration, 1845-1855; The North Fights the Civil War: The Home Front; and Mastering Wartime: A Social History of Philadelphia During the Civil War.
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