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“Women in Literature.” Independent, 7 May 1891, pp. 1-2. There can surely be little doubt that women will occupy a much wider space in American literature during the next thirty years than they have done hitherto. Chatauqan circles[1], University…

“The ‘Black North’” Independent, 6 February 1902, pp. 338-40. Mr. W. E. Burghardt Du Bois[1] has lately finished his series of advisory lectures[2] to the negroes. Just now our poor black brother is the most advised man in Christendom. First of all,…

“One or Two Plain Questions” By Rebecca Harding Davis Every day the Weather Bureau[1] gives us a report in the news papers of the condition of the temperature all over the country, and also a forecast of the weather to come, the sunshine, storms,…

“Two Methods with the Negro” By Rebecca Harding Davis The recent Negro Conference at Tuskegee[1] was especially useful, as it set before the public more clearly than ever before the black actor who is playing his part with the others on the national…

“The Plague Spot of America” By Rebecca Harding Davis The Prince of Wales, it is said, is at the head of a movement to honor the memory of Father Damien, the hero priest of Molokai,[1] by erecting a hospital for lepers in London. There are reported…

“One Woman’s Question” By Rebecca Harding Davis Did you ever notice a shrewd farmer as he goes over his fields, how he takes account of every trifling sign to find out their condition? Here he picks up a bit of earth and smells it and tastes it;…

“An American Family” By Rebecca Harding Davis This account of an ordinary American family, its fortunes and its growth was given to me by one of its members. It is more significant because it is so commonplace. The story is true, except in two…
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