Engaging Italy: American Women’s Utopian Visions and Transnational Networks
American women abroad have often been more than tourists. Engaging Italy depicts the intertwined lives of three now-little-known figures—Caroline Crane Marsh, Anne Hampton Brewster and Emily Bliss Gould—whose paths crossed as they lived abroad for more than fifteen years. These women seized opportunities to be engaged in the political changes of the 1860s and 70s known as Italian Unification.
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“an impressive synthesis of substantial archival work and
extensive research into C19 women’s literary and reform history.”
“accessible, lively prose and engaging storytelling brings these women and their experiences to life and makes the case for their significance . . . .The book is theoretically informed, but Madden avoids jargon-laden prose.”