Addressing Racial Conflict in Antebellum America: Women and Native Americans in Lydia Maria Child's and Margaret Fuller's Literary Works

Serena Mocci
Through an analysis of two lesser-known works, Summer on the Lakes (1844) and The First Settlers of New-England: or, Conquest of the Pequods, Narragansets and Pokanokets (1829),the essay aims to investigate the ways in which two American thinkers, Margaret Fuller and Lydia Maria Child, used literature as a means of resistance against American expansionist policies and as an instrument for portraying, addressing and resolving racial conflict at U.S. borders during two crucial moments in
more » ... moments in antebellum American history.
doi:10.6092/issn.2611-2752/9912 fatcat:vznjwreljzekdbshstiw6inx3i