Diversity Womens Voices

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Diversity Womens Voices

Diversity- Womens Voices (1890-1930)

Literary Characteristics/Movement Most of the writing done by women at the time is about romance and womens rights. The idea of womens rights and the writing done by some of these authors helped to start the Women's Rights Movement, a fight for women's suffrage in the United States. The writing encouraged women all over America to start rallying for the cause.

Kate ChopinDate of Birth: February 8, 1850Family History: As a girl, Kate was mentored by her mother, her grandmother, and her great grandmother, as well as by the Sacred Heart nuns. Kate’s family on her mother’s side was of French extraction, and Kate grew up speaking both French and English. Kate’s early life had a great deal of trauma. Her father was killed in a railroad accident in 1855. In 1863, her great grandmother died. Kate had a half brother who was enlisted in the Confederate army, he was later captured by Union forces and died of typhoid fever.Education: From 1855 to 1868 Kate attended the St. Louis Academy of the Sacred Heart, with attending the Academy of the Visitation for a year.Career History: Dr. Frederick Kolbenheyer, her obstetrician and a family friend, encouraged her to write. Kate began to compose fiction because the influence of Guy de Maupassant and other writers. In 1889, one of her stories appeared in the St. Louis Post Dispatch. In 1890 her first novel, At Fault, was published privately. Chopin wrote hundreds of short stories and wrote two published novels. Her short stories were well received in her own time and were published by some of America’s most prestigious magazines- Vogue, the Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s Young People, Youth’s Companion, and the Century. Genre: Short stories and novels

Eleanor Hallowell AbbottDate of Birth: September 22, 1872Family History: Abbott was the daughter of clergyman Edward Abbott. Eleanor Hallowell Abbott grew upsurrounded by literary and religious luminaries due to her father and grandfather. This resulted in her growing up knowing many famous literary people. Causing her childhood home to be one of great religious and scholarly thought.Education: After attending private schools in Cambridge, she began courses at Radcliffe College. After completing her studies she worked as a secretary and teacher at Lowell State Normal School. Here she began to write poetry and short stories. Career History: It was only when Harper’s Magazine accepted two of her poems that she saw promise in her work. She went on to publish seventy-five short stories and fourteen romantic novels. being Little in Cambridge When Everyone Else Was Big is an autobiography written by Abbott about her childhood in Cambridge. The principal characteristics that she uses are young girls who exhibit audacious behavior and are high strung, terribly talkative and full of unsettling demands. While their male counterparts are the opposite, quiet, strong, and tough against patient suffering.Two Major Works: Molly Make-Believe 1910, short story, Silver Moon 1923, short story

Mary Hallock FooteDate of Birth: November 9, 1847Family History: Born in Milton, New York of English Quaker ancestry. Her parents are unknown, and she married a young mining engineer named Arthur De Wint Foote, then she moved cross-continent to live with him at the New Almaden mine near San Jose, California. She followed Arthur on his travels throughout the west, to places like Leadville, Colorado; to Deadwood, South Dakota; then to Boise, Idaho, where he originated a major irrigation project on the Boise River. They were married for nearly 6 years, and gave birth to 3 children; a son, Arthur Burling Foote, and two daughters, Betty and Agnes.Education: She attended the Female Collegiate Seminary in Poughkeepsie, New York, then studied art in New York City at the new Cooper Institute School of Design for WomenCareer History: She was a correspondent to The Century Magazine, and other periodicals, illustrating them with engravings made from her drawings that the made on her travels in the West. She was one of America’s best known women illustrators in the 1870s and 1880s. She wrote several novels and illustrated other stories and novels by other authors for various publishers. Genre: Illustration of stories and novels, and she wrote novelsWorks: Molly Make-Believe (romance), Silver Moon (

Eleanor Hallowell Abbott

Kate Chopin

Mary Hallock Foote

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