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Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

The most celebrated and widespread of the 19th-c. European revolutions proved also a crucial turning point in the Italian Risorgimento. Beginning with an insurrection in Palermo in January,...

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James, Alice (1848–1892)

Dorothy Berkson.

in The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States

January 1995; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Women's Writing). 402 words.

(1848–1892), diarist and letter writer.

Born into the noted James family, she was the fifth child and only

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Suffrage Movement

Linda J. Borish.

in The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States

January 1995; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Women's Writing). 1368 words.

The struggle for woman suffrage spanned from 1848 to 1920. In Seneca Falls, New York, on 19–20July 1848,

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Communism

Paula Rabinowitz.

in The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States

January 1995; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Women's Writing). 1294 words.

“A specter is haunting Europe,” Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels announced in the Communist Manifesto (1848). That specter,

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