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Gilman, Charlotte Perkins,

1860–1935, American feminist and reformer, b. Hartford, Conn.; great-granddaughter of Lyman BeecherBeecher, Lyman,
1775–1863, American Presbyterian clergyman, b. New Haven, Conn., grad. Yale, 1797. In 1799 he became pastor at East Hampton, N.Y. While serving (1810–26) in the Congregational Church at Litchfield, Conn.
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. Prominent as a lecturer and writer on the labor movement and feminism, she edited the Forerunner, a liberal journal. She wrote many works on social and economic problems, the most important of which is Women and Economics (1898). She is perhaps best known for her semiautobiographical short story The Yellow Wallpaper (1890), which describes a woman's nervous breakdown. Incurably ill, she committed suicide.

Bibliography

See her autobiography (1935); study by H. L. Horowitz (2010).

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A Very Different Story: Studies on the Fiction of Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
Twain is a more sympathetic character here than is Charlotte Perkins Gilman, whom Fessenden takes to task for her blatant racism--Herland alone makes clear that Gilman sees women's liberation as an "Aryan" concern--and presents as particularly indicative of how "avowedly secular academic feminism" actually "owes a debt to an implicitly Protestant narrative of emancipation" (162).
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In the early sections, Taylor argues convincingly that most prominent early feminist thinkers (Mary Wollestonecraft, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Susan B.
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Hoeveler describes Darwin's ideas and life and the perceptions of such as Louis Agassiz, Asa Gray, Charles Hodge, James McCosh, Henry Ward Beecher, John Bascom, William Garland Sumner, Lester Frank Ward, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Eliza Burt Gamble, Thorstein Veblen, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
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