Labor Pains: Emerson, Hawthorne, and Alcott on Work and the Woman Question
Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory
Place of Publication
American literature -- 19th century, Women in literature
American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism, Women in literature, Feminism and literature -- United States -- History -- 19th century, Women -- Employment -- United States -- History -- 19th century , Women -- Education -- United States -- History -- 19th century, Self-actualization (psychology) in literature, Occupations in literature, Work in literature
English Language and Literature
This book explores the importance of work and its role in defining and developing the self. Maibor reveals how the writings of Emerson, Hawthorne, and Alcott delve into notions of equality through this emphasis on labor. In doing so she challenges the traditional view of Emerson as unconcerned with societal issues, and opens the work of Hawthorne and Alcott to new feminist readings.
Maibor, Carolyn R., "Labor Pains: Emerson, Hawthorne, and Alcott on Work and the Woman Question" (2003). FSU Bookshelf. 10.