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Margaret Fuller$
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Charles Capper

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780195092677

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092677.001.0001

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Childhood Enlightenment (1810–1821)

Childhood Enlightenment (1810–1821)

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(p.24) Chapter Two Childhood Enlightenment (1810–1821)
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Margaret Fuller
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Charles Capper

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092677.003.0002

This chapter examines the childhood enlightenment of Margaret Fuller in Cambridge, Massachusetts, during the period from 1810 to 1821. During this time, most of the local residents were living plainly and Cambridge embodied the high thinking and bookishness of the Puritans. Thought Fuller carried a good deal of Cambridge culture all her life, she later came to see more “narrowness” than coziness in Cambridge. This can be attributed to the fact that Fuller was born and lived most of youth in a house not in Cambridge but in a new development called Cambridge Port.

Keywords:   Margaret Fuller, childhood enlightenment, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Cambridge Port

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