Two Women demonstrates Constance Fenimore Woolson's keen observations on the issues she was the most passionate about. She talks of topics such as the cultural and political transformation of the United States during the Civil War, the position of female writers and artists and women in general in the nineteenth century, and the increasing implications of nationalism and imperialism. Constance Fenimore Woolson was an American novelist, poet, and short-story writer. She is best known for fiction about the Great Lakes region, the American South, and American immigrants in Europe. She wrote stories and travel narratives while traveling throughout the South, highlighting the changes facing Americans after the Civil War.