Book/Printed Material Summer on the lakes, in 1843. Summer on the lakes

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Title
Summer on the lakes, in 1843.
Other Title
Summer on the lakes
Summary
Sarah Margaret Fuller Ossoli (1810-1850), better known as Margaret Fuller, was a writer, editor, translator, early feminist thinker, critic, and social reformer who was associated with the Transcendentalist movement in New England. This is her introspective account of a trip to the Great Lakes region in 1843. Organized as a series of travel episodes interspersed with literary and social commentary, the work displays a style common to the portfolios, sketch books, and commonplace books kept by educated nineteenth-century women. In addition to her own thoughts about natural landscapes and human encounters, Fuller includes stories, legends, allegorical dialogues, poems, and excerpts from the works of other authors. When she traveled to the Midwest, Fuller was exhausted by her work as editor of the Dial, the Transcendentalist journal she edited with Ralph Waldo Emerson. Accompanied during part of the journey by her friends James Clarke and Sarah Clarke, who created the book's etchings, Fuller traveled by train, steamboat, carriage, and on foot in a circle from Niagara Falls north to Mackinac Island and Sault Ste. Marie, west to Milwaukee, south to Pawpaw, Illinois, and back to Buffalo. Fuller discusses Chicago in some detail, and laments the unjust treatment of Native Americans. She comments on the difficulties of pioneer life for women and on the degradation of the region's beautiful and exhilarating natural environment. She speaks favorably about the British-American agrarian visionary, Morris Birbeck, and includes a short story about an old school friend, Mariana, who dies because her active mind cannot adapt to the restrictive codes of behavior prescribed for the era's elite women.
Contributor Names
Fuller, Margaret, 1810-1850.
Created / Published
Boston, Charles C. Little and James Brown; New York, Charles S. Francis and Company, 1844.
Subject Headings
-  Great Lakes (North America)--Description and travel
-  Northwest, Old--Description and travel
Notes
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
-  LAC scc 2019-06-11 no edits (1 card)
Medium
3 p.l., [3]-256 p. 7 pl. (incl. front.) 21 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F551 .O84
Copy 2. Plates wanting.
Library of Congress Control Number
rc01001714
Language
English
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Sarah Margaret Fuller Ossoli (1810-1850), better known as Margaret Fuller, was a writer, editor, translator, early feminist thinker, critic, and social reformer who was associated with the Transcendentalist movement in New England. This is her introspective account of a trip to the Great Lakes region in 1843. Organized as a series of travel episodes interspersed with literary and social commentary, the work displays a style common to the portfolios, sketch books, and commonplace books kept by educated nineteenth-century women. In addition to her own thoughts about natural landscapes and human encounters, Fuller includes stories, legends, allegorical dialogues, poems, and excerpts from the works of other authors. When she traveled to the Midwest, Fuller was exhausted by her work as editor of the Dial, the Transcendentalist journal she edited with Ralph Waldo Emerson. Accompanied during part of the journey by her friends James Clarke and Sarah Clarke, who created the book's etchings, Fuller traveled by train, steamboat, carriage, and on foot in a circle from Niagara Falls north to Mackinac Island and Sault Ste. Marie, west to Milwaukee, south to Pawpaw, Illinois, and back to Buffalo. Fuller discusses Chicago in some detail, and laments the unjust treatment of Native Americans. She comments on the difficulties of pioneer life for women and on the degradation of the region's beautiful and exhilarating natural environment. She speaks favorably about the British-American agrarian visionary, Morris Birbeck, and includes a short story about an old school friend, Mariana, who dies because her active mind cannot adapt to the restrictive codes of behavior prescribed for the era's elite women.
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Fuller, Margaret. Summer on the Lakes, in. Boston, Charles C. Little and James Brown; New York, Charles S. Francis and Company, 1844. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/rc01001714/.

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Fuller, M. (1844) Summer on the Lakes, in. Boston, Charles C. Little and James Brown; New York, Charles S. Francis and Company. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/rc01001714/.

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Fuller, Margaret. Summer on the Lakes, in. Boston, Charles C. Little and James Brown; New York, Charles S. Francis and Company, 1844. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/rc01001714/>.