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Trifles (1916), the one-act play by Susan Glaspell, upon which "A Jury of Her Peers" is based, was written and performed for the Provincetown Players, a theater troupe founded in Cape Cod by Glaspell and her husband, fellow playwright George Cram Cook. It is considered to be her best play by many critics and is frequently included in anthologies of American literature.

"The Yellow Wallpaper" (1892), by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, is the first-person account of a young woman committed to bed rest and psychiatric care by her husband, who believes that her intellectual pursuits, such as reading and wnting, are ruinng her health.

Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937), a novel by Zora Neale Hurston, tells the story of Janie Crawford, an African-American woman in the South who struggles with her grandmother's lessons that a woman should not marry for love alone. After...

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