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Written by Herself: Volume I

Written by Herself: Volume I

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Written by Jill Ker ConwayAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Jill Ker Conway

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: November 17, 1992
  • Price: $21.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-73633-2 (0-679-73633-6)
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These are the autobiographical writings of twenty five of Jill Kerr Conway's literary predecessors and contemporaries in a volume that is outstanding for both its strength and clarity of individual selections, and for what it conveys about the range of American women's experience in the last 150 years.

Excerpts include:

Harriet Ann Jacobs, from "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl"
Zora Neale Hurston, from "Dust Tracks on the Road"
Marian Anderson, from "My Lord, What a Morning"
Maya Angelou, from "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"
Margaret Floy Washburn, from "A History of Psychology in Autobiography"
S. Josephine Baker, from "Fighting for Life"
Dorothy Reed Mendenhall, from "Unpublished Memoir"
Margaret Morse Nice, from "Research is a Passion with Me"
Hortense Powdermaker, from "Stranger and Friend"
Cecilia Payne Gaposchkin, from "An Autobiography and Other Recollections"
Margaret Mead, from "Blackberry Winter"
Lucy Larcom, from "A New England Girlhood"
Vida Dutton Scudder, from "On Journey"
Janet Scudder, from "Modeling My Life"
Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow, from "The Woman Within"
Louise Bogan, from "Journey Around My Room"
Margaret Bourke-White, from "Portrait of Myself"
Maxine Hong Kingston, from "The Woman Warrior"
Anna Howard Shaw, from "The Story of a Pioneer"
Jane Addams, from "Twenty Years at Hull-House"
Anne Walter Fearn, from "My Days of Strength"
Margaret Sanger, from "Margaret Sanger"
Anna Louise Strong, from "I Change Worlds"
Mildred Ella (Babe) Didrikson Zaharias, from "This Life I've Led"
Gloria Steinem, from "Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions"