Edith Shay Essay & Project Ideas

Alexandria LaFaye
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1. Research the roles of women during the Reconstruction period of United States history. Write a report about how LaFaye's female characters accurately represent women at this time. How do any of the characters deviate from standards expected of mid-nineteenth century women?

2. Look at issues of post-Civil War newspapers. What stories might have appealed to Katherine? If you lived at that time, which advertisements might have enticed you to apply for employment, shop at a specific store, or travel to an intriguing destination?

3. Write a paper about the role of trains in American transportation immediately after the Civil War. Comment on whether or not it was realistic for women and children to travel alone on the railroad at that time.

4. Learn how children were treated after the Civil War. What parental demands annoyed Katherine? How was this normal or atypical of that era?

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Edith Shay from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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