Daughter of Boston: The Extraordinary Diary of a Nineteenth-century Woman, Caroline Healey Dall

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Helen Deese
Beacon Press, 2006 M09 15 - 488 páginas
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In nineteenth-century Boston, amidst the popular lecturing of Ralph Waldo Emerson and the discussion groups led by Margaret Fuller, sat a remarkable young woman, Caroline Healey Dall (1822-1912): transcendentalist, early feminist, writer, reformer, and, perhaps most importantly, active diarist. During the seventy-five years that Dall kept a diary, she captured all the fascinating details of her sometimes agonizing personal life, and she also wrote about all the major figures who surrounded her. Her diary, filling forty-five volumes, is perhaps the longest running diary ever written by any American and the most complete account of a nineteenth-century woman's life.

In Daughter of Boston, scholar Helen Deese has painstakingly combed through these diaries and created a single fascinating volume of Dall's observations, judgments, descriptions, and reactions.
 

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Aspiring to Something Noble March 19 1838April 271840
1
The Transcendentalist Circle August 7 1840November 41841
17
From Heiress Apparent to Independent Woman November 10 1841September 81842
33
To the South and Back September IO1842April 101844
58
The Ministers Wife September 24 1844March 151847
79
The Needham Years June3 1847December 301849
92
A City Simmers March 24 1850April 281851
121
A Yankee in Canada May 8 1851Sept 21853
143
In Search of a New Identity October 22 1854November 251857
218
Womans Rights Woman January 6 1858February 19 1861
247
Wars Public and Private April 14 1861September 9 1865
300
EPILOGUE
348
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
350
NOTES
353
INDEX
411
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Tribulations October 10 1853October 17 1854
172

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Helen R. Deese is the Caroline Healey Dall editor for the Massachusetts Historical Society. She lives in Flint and Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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