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As an English professor, I authored and edited many books. These volumes, in addition to my biographies, helped me discover a world of nuances about American culture from the 18th century to the present that have been invaluable in writing biographies.


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Executiing Race: Early Women's Narratives of Race, Society, and Law

Ohio State University Press

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Rebecca Harding Davis and American Realism

University of Pennsylvania Press 

Edited Collections


Letters and Cultural Transformations in the United States, 1760-1860 (co-edited with Theresa Strouth Gaul)

Ashgate Publishing

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Eighteenth-Century Periodical Literature in America (co-edited with Mark L. Kamrath)

University of Tennessee Press

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Blue Pencils and Hidden Hands: Women Editing Periodicals

(co-edited with Ellen Gruber Garvey)

Northeastern University Press


American Women Prose Writers, 1870-1920 (with Jennifer Putzi and Heidi L.M. Jacobs)

Gale Publishing 


Redefining the Political Novel, American Women Writers, 1797-1901

University of Tennessee Press

Edited Editions

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Feminist Reader: Feminist Thought from Sappho to Satrapi. 4 vols.

(co-edited with Linda K. Hughes)

Cambridge University Press

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Rebecca Harding Davis: Stories of the Civil War Years (co-edited with Robin Cadwallader)

University of Georgia Press

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Mercy Otis Warren: Selected Letters (co-edited with Jeffrey Richards)

University of Georgia Press


The Awakening by Kate Chopin.

St. Martin's/Bedford

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Early Women's Historical Writings, 1790-1830


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Rebecca Harding Davis: Writing Cultural Autobiography (co-edited with Janice Lasseter)

Vanderbilt University PRess


American Women Writers to 1800: An Oxford Anthology

Oxford University Press


Selected Writings of Judith Sargent Murray

Oxford University Press

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