Fisher, Dorothy Canfield

Fisher, Dorothy Canfield,

1879–1958, American novelist and juvenile writer, b. Lawrence, Kans., grad. Ohio State, 1899, Ph.D. Columbia, 1904. Her novels include The Bent Twig (1915), The Deepening Stream (1930), Seasoned Timber (1939), and Four-square (1949). She also wrote short stories; Vermont Tradition (1953), personal views of Vermont life; and several notable juvenile books, including Understood Betsy (1916) and Something Old, Something New (1949).
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Fisher, Dorothy Canfield (b. Dorothea Frances Canfield)

(1879–1958) writer; born in Lawrence, Kans. She became a writer after earning a Columbia University Ph.D. in Romance languages. She published her early fiction and later nonfiction under her maiden and married names respectively. Among other contributions to education she popularized the Montessori teaching method in the U.S.A. in the 1910s. She was a founding member of the Book-of-the-Month editorial board (1926–50).
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Fisher, Dorothy Canfield. "Introductory Note." In Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth, Richard Wright.
Fisher, Dorothy Canfield. "Introduction to the First Edition of Native Son." 1940.