Sarah Josepha Hale Further Reading - Essay

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Further Reading

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)


Blanck, Jacob. "Sarah Josepha Buell Hale, 1788-1879." In Bibliography of American Literature, Vol. 3, 319-40. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1959.

Contains a detailed list of Hale's writings.


Hoffman, Nicole Tonkovich. "Sarah Josepha Hale (1788-1874 [sic])." Legacy 7, No. 2 (1990): 47-55.

Brief survey of Hale's life and works. Includes bibliography.

Martin, Lawrence. "The Genesis of Godey's Lady's Book." New England Quarterly 1 (1928): 41-70.

A discussion of Hale's aims and activities as an editor.

Rogers, Sherbrooke. Sarah Josepha Hale: A New England Pioneer, 1788-1879. Grantham, N.H.: Tompson & Rutter, 1985.

An overview of Hale's life, focusing primarily on her work as an editor and her campaigns for various causes.

Tonkovich, Nicole. Domesticity with a Difference: The Nonfiction of Catharine Beecher, Sarah J. Hale, Fanny Fern, and Margaret Fuller. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1997.

A comparative study which includes biographical information on Hale as well as an analysis of her views on the role of women.


Leverenz, David. Manhood and the American Renaissance. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1989.

Contains a section on Hale's editorship of Godey's Lady's Book, asserting that she pursued a "duplicitous" strategy of appealing to the authority of men while condemning them as brutes.

Additional coverage of Half's life and career is contained in the following sources published by The Gale Group: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vols. 1, 42, and 73.