Spring 1999, Vol. 18, No. 1

From the Editor, 7-9
Holly Laird


Placing Children at the Fulcrum of Social Change: Antiracist Mothering in Tillie Olsen’s “O Yes,11-28
Joanne S. Frye

Creating a Symbol: The Seamstress in Victorian Literature, 29-38
Lynn M. Alexander

Homesickness in Susan Warner’s The Wide, Wide World, 39-58
Sara E. Quay

Home Fires: Doris Lessing, Colonial Architecture, and the Reproduction of Mothering, 59-89
Victoria Rosner

Economies of Experience in The Book of Jessica, 91-111
Laura J. Murray


Desiring Women Writing: English Renaissance Examples, by Jonathan Goldberg, 113-114
Teresa Feroli

Unnatural Affections: Women and Fiction in the Later 18th Century, by George E. Haggerty, 115-116
Terri Nickel

Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Spiritual Progress: Face to Face with God, by Linda M. Lewis, 116-118
Joyce Zonana

Mary Ann Shadd Cary: the Black Press and Protest in the Nineteenth Century, by Jane Rhodes, 118-120
Jennifer Bernhardt Steadman

Spectacular Confessions: Autobiography, Performative Activism, and the Sites of Suffrage, 1905-1938, by Barbara Green, 120-122
Stacey Short

Through the Window, Out the Door: Women’s Narratives of Departure, From Austin and Cather to Tyler, Morrison, and Didion, by Janis P. Stout, 122-123
Heather White

Racechanges: White Skin, Black Face in American Culture, Susan Gubar, 124-125
Anne Stavney

Haiti, History, and the Gods, by Joan Dayan; Framing Silence: Revolutionary Novels by Haitian Women, by Myriam J. A. Chancy, 126-130
Kevin Meehan

The Mother and Narrative Politics in Modern China, by Sally Taylor Lieberman; Writing Women in Modern China: An Anthology of Women’s Literature From the Early Twentieth Century, edited by Amy D. Dooling and Kristina M. Torgeson, 130-134
Charles A. Laughlin

Mary Wollstonecraft Sojourner Truth Margaret Atwood Abigail Adams Amy Tan H.D. Simone de Beauvoir Zora Neale Hurston Frances Burney Virginia Woolf

"The white saxifrage with the indented leafe is moste commended for the breakinge of the Stone."

— Turner, Herbal, III, 68 [1568]