Boudreau, Kristen. “‘The Woman's Flesh of Me’: Rebecca Harding Davis's Response to Self-Reliance,” in The American Transcendental Quarterly 6, No. 2 (June 1992): 131-40.
Argues that Davis's “The Wife's Story” is an indictment of women who endorse Emerson's transcendentalism, and that Davis replaces reliance on self with reliance on religious and moral authority.
Buckley, J. F. “Living in the Iron Mills: A Tempering of Nineteenth-Century America's Orphic Poet.” Journal of American Culture 16, No. 1 (Spring 1993): 67-72.
Explores the influence of transcendentalism in “Life in the Iron...
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