Women's Diaries The Sociology Of Diaries - Essay

The Sociology Of Diaries

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)

Margo Culley (essay date 1985)

SOURCE: An introduction to A Day at a Time: The Diary Literature of American Women from 1764 to the Present, The Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 1985, pp. 3-26.

[In the introduction to A Day at a Time: The Diary Literature of American Women from 1764 to the Present, Culley discusses how the conception of the self changed over the course of the nineteenth century and how this affected diary writing.]

As all the standard bibliographical sources show, American men kept journals in numbers far exceeding those kept by women until well past the middle of the nineteenth century. One of the most...

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