Women in the 19th Century: Representative Works

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Lydia Becker

Woman's Suffrage Journal [editor] (journal) 1870s

Barbara Leigh-Smith Bodichon

"A Brief Summary in Plain Language of the Most Important Laws Concerning Women, Together with a Few Observations" (essay) 1854

Charlotte Brontë

Jane Eyre (novel) 1847

Villette (novel) 1853

Emily Brontë

Wuthering Heights (novel) 1847

Anna Julia Haywood Cooper

"Womanhood a Vital Element in the Regeneration and Progress of a Race" (essay) 1886

Frederick Douglass

"Why I Became a Woman's Rights Man" (essay) 1881

George Eliot

Adam Bede (novel) 1859

Charles Fourier

"Degradation of Women in Civilization" (essay) 1808

Margaret Fuller

Woman in the Nineteenth Century (nonfiction) 1845

Elizabeth Gaskell

Mary Barton (novel) 1848

Cranford (novel) 1853

Ruth (novel) 1853

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

"Women's Political Future" (essay) 1893

Victoria Earle Matthews

"The Awakening of the Afro-American Woman" (essay) 1897

John Stuart Mill

The Subjection of Women (philosophy) 1869

Caroline Norton

The Natural Right of A Mother to the Custody of her Child (essay) 1837

Emma Peterson

Women's Union Journal [editor] (journal) 1870s

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

"1848 Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention Speech" (speech) 1848

"Solitude of Self" (speech) 1892

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Uncle Tom's Cabin (novel) 1852

William Thompson and Anna Wheeler

Appeal of One Half the Human Race, Women, Against the Pretensions of the other Half, Men, To Retain them in Political and Thence in Civil and Domestic Slavery (pamphlet) 1825

Sojourner Truth

"Colored Men Will Be Masters Over the Women" (speech) 1867

Charlotte Yonge

Heir of Redclyffe (novel) 1853

English Woman's Journal [Englishwoman's Review] (journal) 1857

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