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Women Writers as Leaders
Women writers as leaders

For centuries, in many different countries and in diverse ways, women writers have found or created opportunities for leadership through their literary works. Within the Anglo-American context, women writers drew on a variety of genres as they molded their leadership roles. Female polemicists such as Mary Wollstonecraft and Jane Addams produced powerful nonfiction that engaged the burning intellectual and political issues of their times, as did journalists from Ida M. Tarbell to Katha Pollitt and Susan Faludi. Among women poets, Elizabeth Barrett Browning composed fierce attacks on slavery, ...

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