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The Resource American women authors and literary property, 1822-1869, Melissa J. Homestead, (electronic resource)

American women authors and literary property, 1822-1869, Melissa J. Homestead, (electronic resource)

Label
American women authors and literary property, 1822-1869
Title
American women authors and literary property, 1822-1869
Statement of responsibility
Melissa J. Homestead
Title variation
American Women Authors & Literary Property, 1822–1869
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Through an exploration of women authors' engagements with copyright and married women's property laws, American Women Authors and Literary Property, 1822–1869, revises nineteenth-century American literary history, making women's authorship and copyright law central. Using case studies of five popular fiction writers - Catharine Sedgwick, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Fanny Fern, Augusta Evans, and Mary Virginia Terhune - Homestead shows how the convergence of copyright and coverture both fostered and constrained white women's agency as authors. Women authors exploited their status as nonproprietary subjects to advantage by adapting themselves to a copyright law that privileged readers'access to literature over authors' property rights. Homestead's inclusion of the Confederacy in this work sheds light on the centrality of copyright to nineteenth-century American nationalisms and on the strikingly different construction of author reader relations under U.S. and Confederate copyright laws.--
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1963-
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Homestead, Melissa J.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • American literature
  • Women and literature
  • American literature
  • Copyright
Label
American women authors and literary property, 1822-1869, Melissa J. Homestead, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511497919
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "Lady-writers" and "Copyright, authors, and authorship" in nineteenth-century America -- Authors, wives, slaves: coverture, copyright, and authorial dispossession, 1831-1869 -- "Suited to the market": Catharine Sedgwick, female authorship, and the literary property debates, 1822-1842 -- "When I can read my title clear": Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Stowe v. Thomas copyright infringement case (1853) -- "Every body sees the theft": Fanny Fern and periodical reprinting in the 1850s -- A "rank rebel" lady and her literary property: Augusta Jane Evans and copyright, the Civil War and after, 1861-1868 -- Epilogue: Belford v. Scribner (1892) and the ghost of Mary Virginia Terhune's Phemie's temptation (1869); or, The lessons of the "Lady-writers" of the 1820s through the 1860s for literary history and twenty-first-century copyright law
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CR9780511497919
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 272 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511497919
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)182939641
Label
American women authors and literary property, 1822-1869, Melissa J. Homestead, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511497919
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "Lady-writers" and "Copyright, authors, and authorship" in nineteenth-century America -- Authors, wives, slaves: coverture, copyright, and authorial dispossession, 1831-1869 -- "Suited to the market": Catharine Sedgwick, female authorship, and the literary property debates, 1822-1842 -- "When I can read my title clear": Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Stowe v. Thomas copyright infringement case (1853) -- "Every body sees the theft": Fanny Fern and periodical reprinting in the 1850s -- A "rank rebel" lady and her literary property: Augusta Jane Evans and copyright, the Civil War and after, 1861-1868 -- Epilogue: Belford v. Scribner (1892) and the ghost of Mary Virginia Terhune's Phemie's temptation (1869); or, The lessons of the "Lady-writers" of the 1820s through the 1860s for literary history and twenty-first-century copyright law
Control code
CR9780511497919
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 272 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511497919
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)182939641

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