folklore, letters, women’s correspondence, early 19th century America
In this paper I examine folklore gathered from women’s letters circa 1830 to see what they reveal about how women used correspondence to reinforce and express their values. Through some traditional expressions of folklore (categorized as customary, oral, material, and belief) women demonstrate their values: interpersonal connection and duty.
Degn, Rachel Mahrt
"Women's Values Speaking Between Their Words: Women's Correspondence in Early Nineteenth Century America,"
AWE (A Woman’s Experience): Vol. 2
, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/awe/vol2/iss2/8