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Women, Writing, and Revolution 1790–1827$
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Gary Kelly

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780198122722

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122722.001.0001

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Elizabeth Hamilton and Counter-Revolutionary Feminism

Elizabeth Hamilton and Counter-Revolutionary Feminism

(p.126) 4 Elizabeth Hamilton and Counter-Revolutionary Feminism
Women, Writing, and Revolution 1790–1827

Gary Kelly

Oxford University Press

At the end of the Revolutionary decade Mary Hays and Helen Maria Williams faced an uncertain personal and political future. For Elizabeth Hamilton the prospect was more promising. Though little different from Williams and Hays in social background, education, and upbringing, Hamilton took the ‘anti-Jacobin’, counter-feminist line during the 1790s. Yet she too operated as a woman writer within the professional middle-class cultural revolution.

Keywords:   Elizabeth Hamilton, Mary Hays, cultural revolution

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