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Transcript of Margaret Fuller
By: Amy Harrelson
Margaret Fuller believed that the main social problem in society was the issue of women's rights. In particular she supported women's education and their right to employment. She believed that women deserved the same treatment that was given to men. In order for this to happen she believed that women needed to take a stand for what they believed in.
Margaret Fuller met with the Transcendentalist club, a club that was composed liberal thinkers, mostly clergymen.
Ralph Waldo Emerson was active in this club and he encouraged female involvement in the club.
Margaret Fuller was one of the first females to become a member of the club.
She was also a member of the Coliseum Club which was also a group of intellectuals.
She used this club to present her beliefs about religion and social progress.
Margaret Fuller took part in a reform movement for women's rights.
She encouraged the prison reform.
She also encouraged the emancipation of slaves in the United States.
Margaret Fuller was born on May 23, 1810 to her father, Timothy Fuller in Cambridgeport, Massachusetts.
Timothy was disappointed that his child was not a boy but he educated Margaret anyway.
It was not until age 14 that Margaret actually got to attend school.
Margaret Fuller began a teaching career in 1836 where she taught for Bronson Alcott in Boston.
She also taught at a school in Providence, Rhode Island.
During this time she continued to increase her intellectual accomplishments as well as her personal acquaintances.
Later she joined Ralph Waldo Emerson to found
a journal that contained transcendentalist views.
Throughout her life she wrote many critical reviews and essays, she was also very active in many social reform movements.
Margaret Fuller was the first woman that wrote a book about equality for women.
She was the first editor of
She was the first woman to gain access to the Harvard library to do research.
She was the first woman literary critic and she set the literary standards.
She was the first journalist for Horace Greeley's New York Daily Tribune.
She was also the first woman correspondent and war correspondent to serve under combat conditions.