Jane Missner Barstow (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is Associate Professor of English and Chair of Women's Studies at Hartford College for Women, University of Hartford, and serves as Director of Research and Nominations for the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame.
...will be most useful in academic libraries supporting literature and women's studies programs. * Booklist * Barstow's inclusion of critical studies of women with diverse backgrounds and experiences who wrote in 'nonliterary'...as well as 'literary'...genres adds depth to the project. ... Barstow's book is a good starting place for students or teachers interested in researching what women in the U.S. were writing about during this period. * Feminist Collections: A Quarterly Of Women's Studies Resources * ...a succinct reference guide to notable American authors and recent scholarship in the field of women's literature. * AB Bookman's Weekly * ...a valuable summary...contains ample useful information for the student or teacher embarking on a study of U.S. women's writing...annotations are economically written but provide a useful and generally accurate summary of the contents...provides an excellent overview of well-chosen material. It will have a permanent place on this reviewer's reference shelf, and belongs in every school and university library. * American Reference Books Annual *