Grace Paley, “The Loudest Voice”
Margaret Black, “A Christmas Party That Prevented a Split in the Church”
Mark Twain, “Eve’s Diary”
Harriet Beecher Stowe, “Cookery: Meat Department”
Joanna Russ, “When It Changed”
Stephen Crane, “Stories Told by an Artist”
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Great Wistaria”
Ray Bradbury, “The Emissary”
Frederick Douglass, “I Have Come to Tell You Something About Slavery”
Ambrose Bierce, “An Affair of Outposts”
Virginia Hamilton, “Portrait of the Author as a Working Writer”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, “How to Live on $36,000 a Year”
H. L. Mencken, “The Hills of Zion”
John Williams, “The ‘Western’: Definition of the Myth”
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Unnatural Mother”
Herman Melville, “Jimmy Rose”
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