March 12, 2021
Elizabeth Oakes Smith’s Lyrical Activism
Follow the UNC Press Blog for a celebration of women’s histories and women historians throughout March. The following excerpt is taken from Lyrical Strains: Liberalism and Women’s Poetry in Nineteenth-Century America by Elissa Zellinger In the opening chapter of Elizabeth Oakes Smith’s unpublished autobiography, “A Human Life,” written while she was in her eighties, the poet describes visiting her childhood home… Continue Reading Elizabeth Oakes Smith’s Lyrical Activism
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