This interdisciplinary database contains primary sources in thematically organized documents from 21 British and European libraries. The source material covers social, cultural, and intellectual concerns arranged according to the following areas: conduct and politeness; domesticity and the family; consumption and leisure; education and sensibility; and the body. Each section features essays by two or more of the eighteen academic consultant editors, which relate directly to the source material.
Among the authors whose documents are included are Jane Barker, Aphra Behn, Susanna Centlivre, Daniel Defoe, Maria Edgeworth, Eliza Haywood, Margery Kempe, Joseph Lancaster, John Locke, Delarivier Manley, Richard Steele, and Mary Wollstonecraft.
The manuscripts, printed works, and illustrations include pamphlets, commonplace books, diaries, periodicals, letters, government papers, poetry, novels, travel writing, and advice literature. In addition to the sections on the essays and the documents, there are those for biographies, chronology, and teaching. Above the page tabs, there are two boxes where one can click and gain access to lists of the names and topics covered.
This rich source material will enhance the teaching and research experience of those studying history, literature, education, and cultural studies from the perspective of gender.
Sandra J. Still, Subject Librarian for English and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
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