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The Resource A Rebecca Harding Davis reader : "Life in the iron-mills," selected fiction & essays, edited, with a critical introduction by Jean Pfaelzer, (electronic resource)

A Rebecca Harding Davis reader : "Life in the iron-mills," selected fiction & essays, edited, with a critical introduction by Jean Pfaelzer, (electronic resource)

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A Rebecca Harding Davis reader : "Life in the iron-mills," selected fiction & essays
Title
A Rebecca Harding Davis reader
Title remainder
"Life in the iron-mills," selected fiction & essays
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edited, with a critical introduction by Jean Pfaelzer
Title variation
Rebecca Harding Davis reader
Title variation remainder
"Life in the iron-mills," selected fiction and essays
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eng
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CaPaEBR
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1831-1910
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Davis, Rebecca Harding
Dewey number
813/.4
LC call number
PS1517
LC item number
.A6 1995eb
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Pfaelzer, Jean
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  • Women iron and steel workers
  • Working class women
  • Domestic fiction, American
  • United States
  • United States
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Rebecca Harding Davis was a prolific writer who published chiefly in popular periodicals over the latter half of the nineteenth century. In tales that combine realism with sentimentalism and in topical essays, Davis confronted a wide range of current issues--notably women's problems--as one who knew the frustration caused by the genteel female's helpless social position and barriers against women entering the working world. In an excellent critical introduction, Jean Pfaelzer integrates cultural, historical, and psychological approaches in penetrating readings of Davis's work. She emphasizes how Davis's fictional embrace of the commonplace was instrumental in the demise of American romanticism and in eroding the repressive cultural expectations for women.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 the post-Civil War United States. The American literary canon is enriched by this collection, nearly all of which is reprinted for the first time
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A Rebecca Harding Davis reader : "Life in the iron-mills," selected fiction & essays, edited, with a critical introduction by Jean Pfaelzer, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 463-483)
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OCM1bookssj0001379772
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (536 pages)
Isbn
9780822938873
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(acid-free paper)
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Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
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remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0001379772
Label
A Rebecca Harding Davis reader : "Life in the iron-mills," selected fiction & essays, edited, with a critical introduction by Jean Pfaelzer, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 463-483)
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001379772
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (536 pages)
Isbn
9780822938873
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001379772

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