Editors Joy Ritchie and Kate Ronald recover a previously unarticulated canon of women's rhetoric. Women whose voices are central to such scholarship are included here, such as Aspasia (a contemporary of Plato's), Margery Kempe, Margaret Fuller, and Ida B. Wells. Added are influential works on what it means to write as a woman--by Virginia Woolf, Adrienne Rich, Nancy Mairs, Alice Walker, and Hélène Cixous. Public "manifestos" on the rights of women by Hortensia, Mary Astell, Maria Stewart, Sarah and Angelina Grimké, Anna Julia Cooper, Margaret Sanger, and Audre Lorde join the discourse. Letters, journals, speeches, newspaper columns, diaries, meditations, and a fable (Rachel Carson's introduction to Silent Spring) are also included.
In "one of Morrison's most haunting works" (New York Times) the acclaimed Nobel Prize winner reveals what lies beneath the surface of slavery. But at its heart, like Beloved, it is the story of a mother and a daughter--a mother who casts off her daughter in order to save her, and a daughter who may never exorcise that abandonment.
Dir.: Martin Scorsese
Wealthy New Yorker Newland Archer is ready to settle down in a well-ordered life after he is engaged to May Welland. However, his life is turned upside down when May's unconventional cousin, the Countless Olenska, arrives.
Dir.: Richard Rogers
Based on her personal diary, this PBS American Experience program presents a dramatic exploration of the life of Martha Ballard, a woman who lived through the economic boom and bust, and political and social turmoil of the decades following the American Revolution.
Dir.: Gina Prince-Bythewood
The remarkable story of the Agojie, the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s with skills and a ferocity unlike anything the world has ever seen. Inspired by true events, it follows General Nanisca as she trains the next generation of recruits and prepares them for battle against an enemy determined to obliterate their way of life.