Elevate Difference

Reviews by Margaret Muñoz Garza

Romancing the Vote: Feminist Activism in American Fiction, 1870-1920

Leslie Petty has written a scholarly text that examines a particular set of novels from the late 19th through early 20th century that depict politically active women and intended for those involved in the women’s movement. She argues that through these types of novels, the texts themselves helped to create and sustain these movements. Petty has done a exceptional job of shedding light on this heretofore “submerged” tradition.