In researching and writing my book on Giuseppe and Anita Garibaldi and the unification of Italy (A Man Of Action Saving Liberty: A Novel Based On The Life Of Giuseppe Garibaldi) I re-discovered the first American female war correspondent – Margaret Fuller — who I had first met in a college course on the Transcendentalists. I was once again fascinated by a life lived purposefully.
Then I found Tammy Rose’s podcast on the Transcendentalists – Concord Days – and was delighted when she asked me to guest for a discussion of Fuller’s work in Italy as both a journalist – and a nurse. — Rosanne
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Concord Days sends love to Margaret Fuller on the anniversary of her death in 1850.
The conversation focuses on Margaret’s exciting days in ITALY!
Dr. Rosanne Welch takes us through her adventures and enthusiastically reminds us what she was like when she was living her best life!
Rosanne: …but I also think that’s the difference in their styles. I think that through her conversations, through her own curiosity, she was interested in what other people thought you know and I think Thoreau was always interested in what he thought. Which is fine. That’s what he did but you know I think there’s a difference there. Yeah.
Which is why she could go to other countries and be able to report on them and understand. It’s like sociology — sociological work, too — not just journalism not…
Tammy: It’s not — ethnography and yeah and really studying people up close by you know taking them at like or maybe it’s beyond ethnography because it’s sort of it’s it’s relating to other humans as human rather than…
Rosanne: It’s feminist. that puts her in Eleanor Roosevelt category
Tammy: Exactly and another great woman who doesn’t get the full appreciation for what she’s — for the work that she does.