Addressing Racial Conflict in Antebellum America: Women and Native Americans in Lydia Maria Child’s and Margaret Fuller’s Literary Works

Authors

  • Serena Mocci University of Bologna http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3001-3948

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.2611-2752/9912

Keywords:

Margaret Fuller, Lydia Maria Child, Women Reformers, Nineteenth Century, Native Americans, Expansionism

Abstract

Through an analysis of two lesser-known works, Summer on the Lakes (1844) and The First Settlers of New-England: or, Conquest of the Pequods, Narragansets and Pokanokets (1829),the essay aims to investigate the ways in which two American thinkers, Margaret Fuller and Lydia Maria Child, used literature as a means of resistance against American expansionist policies and as an instrument for portraying, addressing and resolving racial conflict at U.S. borders during two crucial moments in antebellum American history.

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Published

2020-03-02

How to Cite

Mocci, S. (2020). Addressing Racial Conflict in Antebellum America: Women and Native Americans in Lydia Maria Child’s and Margaret Fuller’s Literary Works. USAbroad – Journal of American History and Politics, 3(1), 1-16. https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.2611-2752/9912

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Essays