At a glance:
- Author: Agnes Smedley
- First Published: 1929
- Type of Plot: Social autobiography
- Time of Work: The 1890’s to the 1920’s
- Setting: The American Midwest, Southwest, and New York City
- Characters: Marie Rogers, Marie’s father, Marie’s mother, Helen, Beatrice Rogers, Knut Larsen, Anand Manvekar
- Genres: Long fiction, Autobiographical fiction, Novel
- Subjects: New York, North America or North Americans, Northeast, U.S., Self-discovery, United States or Americans, Social reform, Sexism, Sex or sexuality, Nineteenth century, New York City, Marriage, Midwest, 1910's, 1920's, Southwest, Women's rights
- Locales: United States, Midwest (U.S.), Southwest (U.S.), North America, New York, New York
Daughter of Earth is a chronicle of the life of Marie Rogers, a woman who, like the people for whom she worked and sacrificed her life, was “of the earth” and whose “struggle is the struggle of the earth.” Spanning the first thirty or so years of her life, the account is an attempt to resolve personal and political issues. Searching her earliest childhood memories, Marie traces the development of a political awareness which grew as a reaction to the tragic consequences of poverty and discrimination.
Marie’s story begins with her family’s...
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