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America's Joan of Arc: The Life of Anna Elizabeth Dickinson

J. Matthew Gallman


One of the most celebrated women of her time, Anna Elizabeth Dickinson was a charismatic orator, writer, and actress, who rose to fame during the Civil War and remained in the public eye for the next three decades. This book offers a full-length biography of Dickinson. The book describes how Dickinson's passionate patriotism and fiery style, coupled with her abolitionism and biting critiques of anti-war Democrats struck a nerve with her audiences. In barely two years, she rose from being an unknown young Philadelphia radical, to becoming a successful New England stump speaker and eventually a ... More

Keywords: Anna Elizabeth Dickinson, public career, American Civil War, abolitionism, Philadelphia, Susan B. Anthony, Whitelaw Reid, William Lloyd Garrison, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Harriet Beecher Stowe

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195161458
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161458.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J. Matthew Gallman, author
Gettysburg College
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