About the author: Dr. Schweninger received his PhD from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and is Full Professor at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Previous books include John Winthrop (Twayne, 1990), and Departing Glory: Eight Jeremiads by Increase Mather (Scholars' Facsimiles and Reprints, 1986).1998 0-7734-8358-6
No other literary study of Celia Parker Woolley exists at this time. This important woman writer, social worker, and Unitarian minister wrote novels which rank with those of her more well-known contemporaries such as Margaret Delan, Henry Adams, and William Dean Howells. This study sets its literary subject in social, religious, and historical contexts, contributing to the cultural studies of late-19th century America.