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!
Tammy: I have this fantasy of doing some kind of like virtual reality thing or some kind of relationship map where yeah you can and as you’re saying like maybe it starts in second grade or maybe it starts young or it can even be something that people can do throughout their lives because there are people who continue to learn beyond you know what actually after they leave college. Believe it or not you know and but just travel from sort of one lesson or one person or one event to the other and be immersed in it because I agree. I feel like this artificial framing of history is this it’s done a little bit like it’s done to be facile. It’s done to be you know these chapters that we can easily finish and I remember not getting past World War II for most of high school because we would always run out of time. So we never got to be right and I was always like wait a minute what about the 60s you know?
Rosanne: …and of course, that was probably because when we were younger that was still too controversial to cover in school. So better that you finished with the Greatest Generation. We saved the world from Hitler. We’re all great and we don’t have to get to the murkier thing where we’re not sure what that was all about.
Tammy: Exactly. End of story. Let’s not even talk about Korea yeah just right yeah yeah just watch Smash and watch like shows from the 60s and that’ll be close enough.
Rosanne: Yeah right. Bewitched will tell you everything you need to know about the 60s.