Rebecca Harding Davis had no firsthand experience of iron mills. Neither does her nameless narrator.
Woodman's imagery engaged with architectural and natural landscapes that were themselves in a state of change and decay.
This non-exhaustive list of readings in African American Studies highlights the vibrant history of the discipline and introduces the field.
A 1927 study by famed efficiency expert Lillian Moller Gilbreth revealed how American women dealt with menstruation -- and how they wished they could.