Author: Eliza Calvert Hall
Title: Aunt Jane of Kentucky
Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company
Date of Publication: 1907
Annotation: This collection of fictional short stories by Eliza Calvert Hall, the pen name of Eliza Calvert Obenchain, includes many tales with women’s rights themes. Hall’s opinions about marriage, women’s property rights, and women’s role in the home come through in her writing, giving her reader a glimpse into how one contemporary women viewed her position in society. Stories such as “Sally Ann’s Experience,” “Sweet Day of Rest,” and “Mary Andrew’s Dinner-Party” are particularly good examples of the women’s rights bent of Hall’s writing.
Type of Source: Primary source