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Marshall on Margaret Fuller and Book Clubs in WaPo

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.

Read “How women invented book clubs, revolutionizing reading and their own lives”.

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).

Read “An Unlikely Alliance in Upstate N.Y. and the Fight for Black and Women’s Rights”

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