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Critical Essay by Martha J. Cutter

SOURCE: “Beyond Stereotypes: Mary Wilkins Freeman's Radical Critique of Nineteenth-Century Cults of Femininity,” in Women's Studies, Vol. 21, No. 9, 1992, pp. 383–95.

In the following essay, Cutter probes Freeman's attitudes toward post-Civil War stereotypes of femininity, focussing on “The Selfishness of Amelia Lamkin.”

The nineteenth century was undoubtedly a time period when images of femininity became particularly fixed. During the first half of the century, changing economic conditions created a cult-like worship of “True Womanhood” and entrapped women in the domestic sphere, where they were to dispense love and morality.1 And yet, even in the post-civil war era when the predominant stereotype of the “True Woman” gave way to the “New Woman” and women began to...

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