Table of Contents:
  • pt. 1. The anger paradigm: theories and contexts. Anger as analysis and aesthetic in American women's literature
  • Using the anger paradigm: the antebellum period as case study
  • Suppressing treasonous anger: nation-building and gendered ideologies of anger in antebellum America
  • pt. 2. Anger in the house and in the text: four case studies. Anger, exile, and restitution in Lydia Maria Child's Hobomok
  • Maria W. Stewart's inspired wrath
  • Masking anger as it is spoken: Fanny Fern's Ruth Hall
  • The text as courtroom: judgment, vengeance, and punishment in Harriet Wilson's Our Nig.