Poet, Novelist, Feminist Lecturer, Essayist.

And playwright. And mother.

This site is dedicated to the recovery of the life and work of Elizabeth Oakes Smith.

Most of all, this site serves as a re-introduction, for twenty-first century readers, to a woman known for several decades of the nineteenth century as one of the most well-recognized literary figures, and later one of the most well-known voices in the debate over the rights and needs of women in the United States.

(Most of the site appears in text.  Click hypertext for images of many items.)