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The ten tales amassed right here express Rebecca Harding Davis to be an acute observer of the conflicts and ambiguities of a divided state and place her as an important transitional author among romanticism and realism. shooting the fluctuating cultural surroundings of the Civil warfare and Reconstruction eras, the tales discover such matters as racial prejudice and slavery, the loneliness and powerlessness of ladies, and the results of postwar marketplace capitalism at the operating periods. Davis’s characters comprise squaddies and civilians, women and men, old and young, blacks and whites. rather than focusing (like many writers of the interval) on significant conflicts and leaders, Davis takes readers into the intimate battles fought on kinfolk farms and backwoods roads, delving into the minds of these who skilled the destruction on either side of the conflict.

Davis spent the struggle years within the Pennsylvania and Virginia borderlands, a area she known as a “vast armed camp.” the following, divided households, ravaged groups, and transferring loyalties have been the norm. because the editors say, “Davis doesn't restrict herself to writing approximately slavery, abolition, or reconstruction. as an alternative, she exhibits us that in the course of the combating, the rebuilding, and the politics, existence is going on. Even in the course of a warfare, humans needs to dwell: they paintings, consume, sleep, and love.”

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