Show Less
Restricted access

Mathilde Franziska Anneke (1817-1884)

The Works and Life of a German-American Activist - including English translations of «Woman in Conflict with Society» and «Broken Chains»

Susan L. Piepke

One of the forgotten nineteenth-century women writers, Mathilde Franziska Anneke (1817-1884) was a political activist, writer, and educator who experienced exciting historical times in both Germany and the United States (Wisconsin). Writing on the eve of the German Revolution of 1848, she founded a short-lived revolutionary newspaper and even rode into battle. Later, in exile in the United States, she used her journalistic and oratory skills in support of the women’s suffrage and anti-slavery movements. This book is an excellent supplemental reading for women’s studies and history classes as well as German literature in translation.