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Rebecca Harding Davis

Rebecca Harding Davis (June 24, 1831-September 29, 1910; born Rebecca Blaine Harding) was considered one of the nation's first social historians and pioneering literary artists. 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.Throughout her long career, Davis challenged traditional subjects and older styles of...See more