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Rebecca Harding Davis: A Life Among Writers
West Virginia University Press, 2018
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Winner of CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2018

"Harris's biography unearths the drama and danger of living in a border city under Union control during the [Civil War] years." 

                                                                  Los Angeles Review of Books

Rebecca Harding Davis was a renowned 19th-century novelist, short story writer, and essayist whose career spanned from the pre-Civil War years to the early 20th century. Her personal and professional relationships with renowned figures from Nathaniel Hawthorne to President Grover Cleveland placed her at the center of a world in transition—a transition she helped shape through her provocative writings.
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