Orlando: Women's Writing
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Writers with Entries

New: January 2010

Other Additions

65 contextual events were updated or enhanced. Some track the ongoing revisions in public knowledge of history. Orlando's record of the historic US Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, which made anti-abortion laws illegal in the USA, was amended to take note of the gradual modification and watering-down of this decision - and of the fact that Norma McCorvey, the "Jane Roe" of this decision, was converted during the 1990s from the pro-choice to the anti-abortion campaign.
92 newly added contextual events include such recent headlines as the near-collapse of the British banking system, and the sale in New York of the Peyraud collection (the world's largest private antiquarian book collection, in which writings by British women predominated). They include, too, important material previously missed, like Lady Isabella King's little-known experiment in women's community living, launched in 1816, inspired by Sarah Scott's novel Millenium Hall.
Homepage: minor changes to the entry points are designed to make the system more user-friendly.