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Karcher, Carolyn L. 1945-

Overview
Works: 24 works in 98 publications in 1 language and 5,787 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Controversial literature  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Carolyn L Karcher
The first woman in the republic : a cultural biography of Lydia Maria Child by Carolyn L Karcher( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Taking its title from the accolade William Lloyd Garrison bestowed on Child - "she is the first woman in the republic"--This innovative cultural biography recreates the world as well as the life of a major nineteenth-century figure whose career encompassed issues central to American history. Carolyn L. Karcher captures the throes of a tumultuous era that saw the mass transfer of many Native tribes, ferocious mob violence against abolitionists and African American communities, bitter dissension among reformers over tactics and principles, a dramatic transformation in women's lives, a Civil War unprecedented not only for its carnage but also for its character as a liberation struggle, and a tragically aborted Reconstruction. She explores the key role Child played in shaping American culture at a formative moment in its development and reveals her impact on almost every facet of nineteenth-century letters. She also takes readers into the private life of a complex woman, riven by deep contradictions and remarkably honest about her feelings. This definitive biography restores to the public an eloquent writer and reformer who embodied the best of the American democratic heritage."--Jacket
Shadow over the promised land : slavery, race, and violence in Melville's America by Carolyn L Karcher( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hobomok and other writings on Indians by Lydia Maria Child( Book )

22 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1824, Hobomok is the story of an upper-class white woman who marries an Indian chief, has a child, then leaves him--with the child--for another man
A Lydia Maria Child reader by Lydia Maria Child( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This rich collection is the first to represent the full range of Child's contributions as a literary innovator, social reformer, and progressive thinker over a career spanning six decades
An appeal in favor of Americans called Africans by Lydia Maria Child( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A refugee from his race : Albion W. Tourgée and his fight against white supremacy by Carolyn L Karcher( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During one of the darkest periods of U.S. history, when white supremacy was entrenching itself throughout the nation, the white writer-jurist-activist Albion W. Tourgée (1838-1905) forged an extraordinary alliance with African Americans. Acclaimed by blacks as "one of the best friends of the Afro-American people this country has ever produced" and reviled by white Southerners as a race traitor, Tourgée offers an ideal lens through which to reexamine the often caricatured relations between progressive whites and African Americans. He collaborated closely with African Americans in founding an interracial civil rights organization eighteen years before the inception of the NAACP, in campaigning against lynching alongside Ida B. Wells and Cleveland Gazette editor Harry C. Smith, and in challenging the ideology of segregation as lead counsel for people of color in the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson case. Here, Carolyn L. Karcher provides the first in-depth account of this collaboration. Drawing on Tourgée's vast correspondence with African American intellectuals, activists, and ordinary folk, on African American newspapers and on his newspaper column, "A Bystander's Notes," in which he quoted and replied to letters from his correspondents, the book also captures the lively dialogue about race that Tourgée and his contemporaries carried on." -- from publisher's website
Bricks without straw : a novel by Albion W Tourgée( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic of American political fiction first published in 1880, a mere three years after Reconstruction officially ended, "Bricks Without Straw" offers an inside view of the struggle to create a just society in the post-slavery South. It is unique among the white-authored literary works of its time in presenting Reconstruction through the eyes of emancipated slaves. As a leading Radical Republican, the author, Albion W. Tourgee, played a key role in drafting a democratized Constitution for North Carolina following the Civil War, and he served as a state superior court judge during Reconstruction. Tourgee worked closely with African Americans and poor whites in the struggle to transform North Carolina's racial and class politics. He saw the ravages of the Ku Klux Klan firsthand, worked to bring the perpetrators of Klan atrocities to justice, and fought against what he called the "counter-revolution" that destroyed Reconstruction
Hope Leslie, or, Early times in the Massachusetts by Catharine Maria Sedgwick( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in seventeenth-century New England, Hope Leslie (1827) portrays early American life and celebrates the role of women in building the republic. A counterpoint to the novels of James Fenimore Cooper, it challenges the conventional view of Indians, tackles interracial marriage and cross-cultural friendship, and claims for women their rightful place in history." "At the center of the novel are two friends. Hope Leslie, a spirited thinker in a repressive Puritan society, fights for justice for the Indians and asserts the independence of women. Magawisca, the passionate daughter of a Pequot chief, braves her father's wrath to save a white man and risks her freedom to reunite Hope with her long-lost sister, captured as a child by the Pequots and now married to Magawisca's brother. Amply plotted, with unforgettable characters, Hope Leslie is a rich, compelling, deeply satisfying novel."--Jacket
Lydia Maria Child by Carolyn L Karcher( )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shadow over the promised land : slavery, race, and violence in Melville's America by Carolyn L Karcher( )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rape, murder and revenge in "Slavery's pleasant homes" : Lydia Maria Child's antislavery fiction and the limits of genre by Carolyn L Karcher( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Herman Melville's The confidence-man: his masquerade; an April Fools' day apocalypse by Carolyn L Karcher( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Melville and racial prejudice : a reevaluation by Carolyn L Karcher( )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Censorship, American style : the case of Lydia Maria Child by Carolyn L Karcher( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Melville's "The 'Gees" : a forgotten satire on scientific racism by Carolyn L Karcher( )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Melville's The Bell-tower and Benito Cereno : companion pieces on slavery by Carolyn L Karcher( )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A refugee from his race : Albion W. Tourgée and his alliance with African Americans in the age of white supremacy by Carolyn L Karcher( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Book review of] Unpainted to the last : Moby-Dick and twentieth-century American art by Carolyn L Karcher( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A Refugee from His Race Albion W by Carolyn L Karcher( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The story of Charlemont : a dramatization of Melville's concepts of fiction in The Confidence-Man: his masquerade by Carolyn L Karcher( )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The first woman in the republic : a cultural biography of Lydia Maria Child
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Hobomok and other writings on IndiansA Lydia Maria Child readerAn appeal in favor of Americans called AfricansBricks without straw : a novelHope Leslie, or, Early times in the Massachusetts