Sarah Margaret (Fuller marchesa d') Ossoli Biography

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Best remembered as the author of Woman in the Nineteenth Century (1845), Margaret Fuller has been celebrated as one of the foremost social critics of her day. Her importance as a feminist theorist has doubtless contributed to her not being widely recognized as a pathbreaking travel writer. Her Summer on the Lakes, in 1843 (1844)--which records her travels from Niagara Falls through the Great Lakes to Illinois and Wisconsin--helped to define American literary travel writing at the same time that it analyzed patterns of western settlement on the frontier. As a pioneering columnist for the New-York Tribune several years later, Fuller visited the city's asylums, prisons, and mental institutions. Her records of these visits function as a kind of urban travel writing, analyzing the ways in which the inmates of various institutions had been viewed as tourist attractions analogous to the "picturesque" American Indians of Michigan...

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