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Margaret Fuller


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American author and feminist whose name is associated with the New England Transcendentalists; she helped to found the Dial, which she edited (1840–2), and conducted a series of conversations or seminars for educated women in Boston (1839–44). One of the products of these discussions was her influential feminist tract Women in the Nineteenth Century (1845). Her Memoirs (1852) were edited by Emerson, W. H. Channing, and J. F. Clarke. She is said to have suggested the character of the magnetic and passionate Zenobia in Hawthorne's The Blithedale Romance.

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