Fuller, Margaret

Life Span
to
Full name
Sarah Margaret Fuller
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Female
Race
White
Origins
Free State
No. of Spouses
1
No. of Children
1
Family
Timothy Fuller (father), Margaret Crane (mother), Giovanni Angelo (husband, 1848?)
Education
Other
Other Education
Boston Lyceum for Young Ladies
Occupation
Educator
Journalist
Writer or Artist
Relation to Slavery
White non-slaveholder
Church or Religious Denomination
Unitarian or Universalist
Other Affiliations
Transcendentalists
Women’s Rights

Margaret Fuller (American National Biography)

Scholarship
Fuller's writings never achieved the landmark status of Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), for they were pontifical and mystical as well as imaginative. Hence her life was more influential than her works. [Ralph Waldo] Emerson's letters reveal his great indebtedness to Fuller, which ironically is often neglected as feminists strive to show Fuller's independence. Critics speculate that [Nathaniel] Hawthorne, in spite of his hostility, refigured her as characters in all his major novels. Certainly Fuller inspired women writers, including Emily Dickinson, Louisa May Alcott, and Edith Wharton. Her influences on Walt Whitman, [Edgar Allan] Poe, [Herman] Melville, and Henry James are documented but have not been fully explored.
Joel Athey, "Fuller, Margaret," American National Biography Online, February 2000, http://www.anb.org/articles/16/16-02339.html.
Chicago Style Entry Link
Cole, Phyllis. "Stanton, Fuller, and the Grammar of Romanticism." New England Quarterly 73, no. 4 (December 2000): 533-559. view record
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