Olive Murray Chapman Biography

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Social restraints and lack of opportunities prevented most women from participating in the notable historical periods of global exploration and travel, but during the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries a growing number of female explorers and travelers documented their journeys. The contributions of these women were often ignored or subordinated to the accomplishments of male travelers, especially when husbands and wives traveled as teams. Writing between World Wars I and II, Olive Murray Chapman is the author of travel narratives that balance the romantic longing for and freedom of travel with the scientific quest to reach unknown places and achieve personal contact with indigenous peoples. Her accounts of her journeys to Iceland, Lapland, Cyprus, and Madagascar established her reputation as an independent, resourceful traveler who was not afraid to take risks or to explore the least-traveled paths. Not mentioned in many studies about travel writing, Chapman is an...

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