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Rebecca Harding Davis

Rebecca Blaine Harding Davis (June 24, 1831–September 29, 1910; born Rebecca Blaine Harding) was an American author and journalist. She is deemed a pioneer of literary realism in American literature. She graduated valedictorian from Washington Female Seminary in Pennsylvania. Her most important literary work is the novella Life in the Iron Mills, published in the April 1861 edition of the Atlantic Monthly which quickly made her an established female writer. Throughout her lifetime, Harding Davis sought to effect social change for blacks, women, Native Americans, immigrants, and the working class, by intentionally writing about the plight of these marginalized groups in the 19th century.

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Life In The Iron Mills - Reception
... of the story was a man because of Davis's strong language and use of realism ... Davis also published her early works anonymously, but as she gained fame from The Atlantic Monthly she began to sign her name to her work ... Davis also had strong literary supporters such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and many others ...

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