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Women in the literary landscape : a centennial publication of the Women's National Book Association /

by Reisner, Rosalind [editor,]; Tomaselli, Valerie [editor.]; Weatherford, Doris [contributor.]; Stuart, Nancy Rubin [contributor.]; Meskis, Joyce [contributor.]; Women's National Book Association.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Winston-Salem, North Carolina : C&R Press, [2018]Edition: First edition.Description: 289 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm.ISBN: 1936196824; 9781936196821.Subject(s): Women authors, American | Women publishers -- United States | Women booksellers -- United States | Women librarians -- United States
Contents:
Women, literary pursuits, and the book world: milestones and trends -- Bookselling then and now -- From the archives -- Supporting literature and literacy -- WNBA chapter histories.
List(s) this item appears in: Women's History
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Literary Nonfiction. Women's Studies. From colonial times, women have been at the forefront of significant developments in the literary community and the book world. Despite this important history, no single publication has provided an overview of women's roles in writing, publishing, bookselling, and librarianship. With WOMEN IN THE LITERARY LANDSCAPE, in honor of its Centennial, the WNBA breaks new ground with a narrative connecting women's contributions in these fields with the relevant social history.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Women, literary pursuits, and the book world: milestones and trends -- Bookselling then and now -- From the archives -- Supporting literature and literacy -- WNBA chapter histories.

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Library Journal Review

To celebrate its centennial, the Women's National Book Association (WNBA) has released a fascinating work, compiled by a bevy of editors led by librarian Reisner, that delivers the history of not only the organization but also of women's roles in literature, publishing, librarianship, and bookselling, past and present, as well as stories from the WNBA archives. In addition, we learn about the group's various programs supporting literacy, including its efforts as a United Nations NGO member. Minibiographies set off from the text highlight the lives and contributions of figures such as former slave and author Harriet Jacobs; Amy Loveman, founding editor of the Saturday Review of Literature; and Virginia Steele, who created the "Freedom Libraries." Appendixes outline past WNBA presidents and literary award winners. Verdict This concise, whirlwind history reveals the vital roles women have played in the U.S. literary sphere since our nation's founding. Readers will be left wanting more details, but this comprehensive survey is sure to satisfy anyone curious about women in literary fields.-Stefanie Hollmichel, Univ. of St. Thomas Law Lib., Minneapolis © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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