It is exciting to be part of the working group of the 100th Anniversary Women’s Rights Committee of the New York Cultural Heritage Tourism Network to make sure that Margaret Fuller is included for her life and work in New York State while writing her international bestseller, “Woman in the Nineteenth Century,” and reporting as the first woman social and literary critic for Horace Greeley’s New York Tribune from 1844 to 1846. She continued writing for this newspaper as first woman foreign and war correspondent in Europe from 1846 to 1850 on her Grand Tour of Europe before settling in Rome. On July 19, 1850, Margaret died in a shipwreck during a hurricane near Fire Island, New York with her Italian husband, Count Giovanni Ossoli, and their child, Angelino. Published in 1845 to wide acclaim, “Woman in the Nineteenth Century” was a catalyst for the creation of the 1848 Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York. As we prepare for and celebrate the 2017 Anniversary of New York State’s Women’s Right To Vote, I am available to speak about Margaret Fuller’s life and work at events, programs, and conferences on women’s suffrage to highlight her extraordinary ability to liberate women and men from their stereotypical roles. Please contact me at email@example.com if you are interested in having me speak. Thank you! My article on Margaret Fuller for the New York State History Blog is http://www.newyorkhistoryblog.org/2014/03/17/margaret-fuller-transcendentalist-womens-rights-advocate/ My History Seminar paper, “Margaret Fuller Shapes the Consciousness of America through the New York Tribune,” is available at http://www.uucollegium.org/Research%20papers/10paper_Barnett.pdf My ode, “For Margaret Fuller,” is available at http://www.uuconvo.org/report2010/barnett-poem.htm My curriculum, “The Life, Writing, and Poetry of Margaret Fuller,” is at http://www.a2pwebdesign.com/poetrywits/lessonplans/mfuller.htm
7 PM, Wednesday, February 19, 2014: I have been invited to dialogue with Amy Edelstein at The Waverly Street Reading Library near Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia on Margaret Fuller and the Sacred Marriage. If you wish to attend this free event, please register at the Waverly Street Reading Library website http://www.facebook.com/WaverlyStLibrary It will be an exciting discussion!
Rev. Michael Barnett speaking at Unity Of Taos, New Mexico
On Sunday, October 20, 2013, at 2 pm at the Brandywine Workshop, 728 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, I will be speaking on the extraordinary life and work of Transcendentalist, women’s rights activist, and social justice champion Margaret Fuller. My … Continue reading
“Male and female represent the two sides of the great radical dualism. But, in fact, they are perpetually passing into one another. Fluid hardens to solid, solid rushes to fluid. There is no wholly masculine man, no purely feminine woman.”
From Woman in the Nineteenth Century, Margaret’s national and international bestseller which was the first American feminist tract published in 1845. It inspired the 1848 Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention as Margaret served in the Roman Revolution.
Margaret posed for this photograph for her family and friends before she left on her Grand Tour of Europe as the first woman foreign correspondent for Horace Greeley’s New York Tribune.