A Sweet, Separate Intimacy: Women Writers of the American by Susan Cummins Miller

By Susan Cummins Miller

During this ebook are bits and items of goals, lives, reports, and vistas, like squares minimize from outdated fabric and assembled right into a loopy duvet of writing types and kinds. The patchwork layout mirrors either the complexity of the chroniclers and the stark strains and angles of the yank frontier. —Susan Cummins Miller, from the creation during this anthology of thirty-four writers who released in the course of the payment years of the yank frontier, Miller assembles nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and coffee writings from ladies of Anglo, chinese language, Hispanic, and local American ethnicity. Variously addressing such issues as isolation, drudgery, friendship, mourning, or even mysticism, those writers provide up a unique frontier, person who makes a speciality of women’s reviews up to men’s. briefly biographical and old introductions to every author, Miller stocks insights and context as attractive because the decisions themselves.

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This liberality of land is often a matter of wonder to travellers among us; but I suppose our grandsires had not then dreamed of a half­acre lot west of the Alleghanies ever being worth half a million; or that they should live to see cities and towns strewn in grandeur and wealth, to the very slopes of the Rocky Mountains.  I lingered many a day in their beautiful cemetery, where slept the last earthly remains of their leader, old General Rufus Putnam, who brought his gallant band so bravely through the wilderness, and stood steadfastly by them through the varied and sore trials of border life.

Oh, if all women could be impressed with the importance of their own action, and with one united voice, speak out in their own behalf, in behalf of humanity, they could create a revolution without armies, without bloodshed, that would do more to ameliorate the condition of mankind, to purify, elevate, ennoble humanity, than all that has been done by reformers in the last century.  Methodist, Baptist, Episcopal, Presbyterian, and Universalist ministers came in to hear and discuss the resolutions presented.

I will try.  The forest faded away, the savage disappeared, the wild beasts were destroyed, and the Page 33 hopes and prophetic visions of their far­seeing powers in the new and untried country, were more than realized.  But for the sake of our children and our children's children, we have entered upon the work, hoping and praying that we may be guided by wisdom, sustained by love, and led and cheered by the earnest hope of doing good.  To all these interrogatories every one will answer, No!  Yes, there, and there only, does he gain his authority.

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