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Margaret Fuller (1810-1850)
Author, editor, journalist, literary critic, educator, Transcendentalist, and women’s rights advocate….
Today we consider Margaret Fuller one of the guiding lights of the first-wave of feminism. She helped educate the women of her day by leading a series of Conversations in which women were empowered to read, think and discuss important issues of the day. She empowered generations to follow through her ground-breaking writings, especially her landmark book Woman in the Nineteenth Century.
Among her accomplishments:
- First American to write a book about equality for women
- First editor of The Dial, foremost Transcendentalist journal, appointed by Ralph Waldo Emerson
- First woman to enter Harvard Library to pursue research
- First woman journalist on Horace Greeley’s New York Daily Tribune
- First woman literary critic who also set literary standards
- First woman foreign correspondent and war correspondent to serve under combat conditions
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Memories of Margaret Fuller Ossili (Volume I)*