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Davis, Rebecca Harding 1831-1910

Overview
Works: 161 works in 587 publications in 2 languages and 36,576 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Feminist fiction  History  War fiction  Short stories  Biographies  Autobiographies  Sources  Domestic fiction, American  Political fiction 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PS1517, 813.4
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Frances Waldeaux, a novel by Rebecca Harding Davis( )

34 editions published between 1896 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life in the iron mills : or, The korl woman by Rebecca Harding Davis( )

55 editions published between 1861 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 3,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life in the Iron Mills is a short story written by Rebecca Harding Davis in 1861, set in the factory world of the nineteenth century. It is one of the earliest American realist works, and is an important text for those who study labor and women's issues
Margret Howth : a story of to-day by Rebecca Harding Davis( )

59 editions published between 1862 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the earliest American writers of realistic fiction, Davis wrote about poor and working class women, factory life and social oppression, with the hope of affecting social change
Rebecca Harding Davis's stories of the Civil War era : selected writings from the borderlands by Rebecca Harding Davis( )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stories gathered here show Rebecca Harding Davis to be an acute observer of the conflicts and ambiguities of a divided nation and position her as a major transitional writer between romanticism and realism. Capturing the fluctuating cultural environment of the Civil War and Reconstruction eras, the stories explore such issues as racial prejudice and slavery, the loneliness and powerlessness of women, and the effects of postwar market capitalism on the working classes. Davis{u2019}s characters include soldiers and civilians, men and women, young and old, blacks and whites. Instead of focusing on major conflicts and leaders, Davis takes readers into the intimate battles fought on family farms and backwoods roads, delving into the minds of those who experienced the destruction on both sides of the conflict
Anne by Rebecca Harding Davis( )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Murray's Thanksgiving story by Rebecca Harding Davis( )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One week an editor by Rebecca Harding Davis( )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walhalla by Rebecca Harding Davis( )

8 editions published between 1880 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Young Hans, who resides in a small German colony in the mountains of South Carolina, is a wood-carver whose delicate craftsmanship reveals 'an undiscovered genius.' But the peace of the colony and of Hans's artistic imagination are shattered when Reid, a young Englishman traveling in America, propels the local artists into a competitive marketplace atmosphere by announcing that the best wood-carver in Walhalla will be hired as a panelist for his brother's New York firm"--Sharon M. Harris, Rebecca Harding Davis and American realism, page 205 (viewed online via Google Books, July 22, 2020)
Blind Tom by Rebecca Harding Davis( )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged woman by Rebecca Harding Davis( )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ignoble martyr by Rebecca Harding Davis( )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An old-time love story by Rebecca Harding Davis( )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Rebecca Harding Davis reader : "Life in the iron-mills," selected fiction, & essays by Rebecca Harding Davis( )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In both fiction and nonfiction, Davis attacked contemporary questions such as slavery, prostitution, divorce, the Spanish-American War, the colonization of Africa, the plight of the rural South, northern racism, environmental pollution, and degraded work conditions generated by the rise of heavy industry. Written from the standpoint of a critical observer in the midst of things, Davis's work vividly recreates the social and ideological ferment of post-Civil War United States
Silhouettes of American life by Rebecca Harding Davis( Book )

28 editions published between 1892 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life in the iron mills, and other stories by Rebecca Harding Davis( Book )

20 editions published between 1984 and 2020 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Edited and with a biographical interpretation by Tillie Olsen, Rebecca Harding Davis's Life in the Iron Mills is a Feminist Press classic, and a look at working-class lives and factory conditions during the American Industrial Revolution in the nineteenth century. This reissue includes a new foreword written by labor journalist Kim Kelly"--
A law unto herself by Rebecca Harding Davis( )

19 editions published between 1878 and 2015 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A scathing critique of the legal status of women and their property rights in nineteenth-century America, Rebecca Harding Davis's 1878 novel A Law Unto Herself chronicles the experiences of Jane Swendon, a seemingly naive and conventional nineteenth-century protagonist struggling to care for her elderly father with limited financial resources. In order to continue care, Jane seeks to secure her rightful inheritance despite the efforts of her cousin and later her husband, a greedy man who has tricked her father into securing her hand in marriage. Appealing to middle-class literary tastes of the age, A Law Unto Herself elucidated for a broad general audience the need for legal reforms regarding divorce, mental illness, inheritance, and reforms to the Married Women's Property Laws. Through three fascinating female characters, the novel also invites readers to consider evolving gender roles during a time of cultural change"
Waiting for the verdict by Rebecca Harding Davis( Book )

20 editions published between 1867 and 2021 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To live and die : collected stories of the Civil War, 1861-1876( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diffley has compiled a fascinating collection of periodical fiction published during the Civil War and Reconstruction. All of the stories are set during the war except Samuel Clemens' piece, which appeared in Atlantic Monthly and focused on the war's aftermath. Each story is briefly introduced and framed within the war. The majority of selections come from 19th-century literary periodicals published in the North, South, and West. They are uniformly strong and demonstrate how intertwined the home and war fronts were
John Andross [a novel] by Rebecca Harding Davis( Book )

28 editions published between 1874 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dallas Galbraith by Rebecca Harding Davis( )

17 editions published between 1868 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Rebecca Harding Davis's stories of the Civil War era : selected writings from the borderlands
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Life in the iron mills : or, The korl womanMargret Howth : a story of to-dayRebecca Harding Davis's stories of the Civil War era : selected writings from the borderlandsA Rebecca Harding Davis reader : "Life in the iron-mills," selected fiction, & essaysSilhouettes of American lifeLife in the iron mills, and other storiesA law unto herselfWaiting for the verdict
Alternative Names
Blaine Harding Davis, Rebecca 1831-1910

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English (396)

French (2)