The Schoolmistress (1837–1838)

Charles Capper

in Margaret Fuller

Published in print January 1995 | ISBN: 9780195092677
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199854264 | DOI:
The Schoolmistress (1837–1838)

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This chapter examines the life and career of Margaret Fuller during the period from 1837 to 1838. It describes her teaching at the Greene Street School in Providence, Rhode Island, and her association with Ralph Waldo Emerson. During this period, Fuller also wrote articles packed with contemporary cultural punch including Letters from Palmyra. This chapter also discusses her regular testing of Providence's cultural waters and her later decision to quit teaching the Greene Street School.

Keywords: Margaret Fuller; teacher; Greene Street School; Providence; Rhode Island; cultural criticism

Chapter.  26644 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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