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Margaret Fuller

Margaret Fuller
John Plumbe, Jr., Jul 1809 - Jul 1857
Margaret Fuller, 23 May 1810 - 19 Jul 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype
Image/Sight: 7 × 8.3 cm (2 3/4 × 3 1/4")
Case open: 9.3 × 16.9 × 0.5 cm (3 11/16 × 6 5/8 × 3/16")
Case closed: 9.5 × 8.1 × 1.5 cm (3 3/4 × 3 3/16 × 9/16")
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National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
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Born Cambridgeport, Massachusetts
Widely acknowledged as America’s first major woman intellectual, Margaret Fuller was a talented editor and writer as well as an influential feminist. In 1839, Fuller accepted the editorship of The Dial, the principal journal of the Transcendentalist movement. She also launched her “Conversations,” a forum for women (and some men) to discuss topics such as women’s role in society. In 1844, Fuller became a columnist for Horace Greeley’s New-York Tribune and, a year later, she published her feminist treatise
Woman in the Nineteenth Century. After serving as a foreign correspondent in Europe (1846–50), Fuller perished in a shipwreck on her voyage home.
Nacida en Cambridgeport, Massachusetts
Reconocida como la primera mujer intelectual estadounidense de importancia, Margaret Fuller fue una editora y escritora talentosa, y una influyente feminista. En 1839 aceptó la dirección editorial de The Dial, revista principal del movimiento transcen- dentalista, e introdujo sus “Conversaciones”, un foro para mujeres (y algunos hombres) dedicado a temas como el papel de las mujeres en la sociedad. Pasó a ser columnista del New-York Tribune de Horace Greeley en 1844 y un año después publicó su tratado feminista Woman in the Nineteenth Century. Luego de desempeñarse como corresponsal en Europa (1846–50), Fuller pereció en un naufragio cuando regresaba a Estados Unidos.
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NPG, East Gallery 134
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