Writing, Literature and Publishing Professor Megan Marshall talked to the Washington Post about 19th-century journalist and feminist Margaret Fuller’s literary group for a story on the power of women’s book clubs.
Marshall, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Margaret Fuller: A New American Life (2013), said her “conversations” of the 1830s and ’40s were akin to the consciousness raising groups of the 1960s and ’70s. “There was a sense of female power that was emanating from these sessions,” Marshall told the Post.
Marshall also was cited in a New York Times review of Dorothy Wickenden’s The Agitators, a biography of abolitionist Harriet Tubman and women’s rights activists Frances Seward and Martha Coffin Wright. The reviewer, writing of the difficulty of pulling off a multi-subject biography, spoke favorably of Marshall’s The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism (2005).