Getting Into Godey’s

This Summer has allowed me the opportunity to really get an in depth look at the magazine itself. After several semesters of finding only excerpts from the magazine that best fit my needs (whether it be an essay, group project, or presentation), I have been able to take the time and read full issues of the publication from various years.

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Meeting the Lady of Godey’s

In order to better understand how Sarah Josepha Hale used Godey’s Lady’s Book to further advance the rights and opportunities for American women, it was important that I understand who Hale was, and how she grew into the woman and editress that she eventually became. While Hale’s work is accessible through digital and physical copies of both Godey’s Lady’s Book and her other works, there is a more limited amount of information on Hale herself.

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Abstract: Study of Godey’s Lady’s Book & its Editress, Sarah Josepha Hale

Hey there, my name is Katianna Tron and I am a rising Senior here at William and Mary. I am majoring in English and minoring in Psychology, and am using this Summer to do research in preparation for my Honors Thesis in English.

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