Miles Franklin on Dearborn Street, Chicago, 1906-15


Kirkby discusses Miles Franklin's time in Chicago and the intersection there of her political and literary activities. Kirkby argues that Franklin's work in the American Women's Trade Union League provided her with 'subject matter for her novels, an opportunity to articulate and act upon her feminism, access to political power, and a close supportive female environment' (345).

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Published 1 May 1982 in Volume 10 No. 3. Subjects: Australian literature - International influences, Feminism, Literary career, Trade unions, Miles Franklin, 19th Century Women Writers.

Cite as: Kirkby, Dianne. ‘Miles Franklin on Dearborn Street, Chicago, 1906-15.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 10, no. 3, 1982, doi: 10.20314/als.d6eea9412b.