Ten years ago when I first took a job reviewing Alaska books for another publication, I was handed a stack of recent works for consideration. Among them was "Aunt Phil's Trunk Volume One," featuring a photograph of an elderly woman with a kind face on the cover along with the words:
In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Cornell University Press, Illustrations, notes, and index. On April 14,Virginian Ellen Randolph wrote to her mother and sisters of her intellectual activities.
She had recently finished reading Catherine Hutton's satiric novel The Miser Married and commended the "well drawn" character of Lady Winterdale. She requested some volumes of Olavide's Experimentas de Sensibilidad and arranged for the return of other Spanish books.
I left cambric for one pair of sleeves, which Sally can cut out by the paper pattern. In her first letter, black and white femininities are clearly and obviously divided by manual or [End Page ] intellectual activity, by the business of thinking and that of doing, and by the wearing or making of clothes.
The labor of the black woman in her possession is what underwrites the freedom of Ellen's intellectual endeavors which, like her flounces and sleeves, will enable her to shine more brilliantly in the polite and privileged company among which she mingles.
Sally's labor frees Ellen from the work of femininity: Her work means that Ellen has the leisure to enjoy the twin commodities of learning and dress.
The divisions Ellen draws in her second letter are less stark, more complex, and certainly as interesting. The business at hand is Sally's "disposal," but who is responsible?
Ellen blithely recognizes that as a married woman, her property rights—and specifically her ownership of Sally—are subsumed under those of her husband. Bullfinch's document, Joseph Coolidge's signature, and her brother Jefferson's empowered "disposition.
And when it comes to the matter of Sally's own desires and wishes, Ellen's syntax seems unusually hesitant and strained "her If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click 'Authenticate'.
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