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Twice Removed

The Experience of German-American Women Writers in the 19th Century


Dorothea Diver Stuecher

This pioneering study of immigrant literature probes the effect which the double status of German-American women writers - as immigrants and as women - had on their professional lives. The author recreates the fascinating cultural context of the immigrant society during the «golden age» of its literary tradition, 1850-1890, emphasizing the sociological, economic, historical and psychological variables shaping women's professional opportunities and literary production. Dr. Stuecher's analysis creates for the first time a framework in which to understand the literary lives of immigrant women writers.