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Journalism: Margaret Fuller, Theodosia Trollope and Frances Power Cobbe


  • How important was women's journalism in publicising the Risorgimento?
  • How are Italy and Italian politics represented?
  • Would you call Fuller Ossoli, Garrow Trollope and Power Cobbe feminists?

Key Reading

Theodosia Garrow Trollope, Social Aspects of the Italian Revolution, in a Series of Letters from Florence : With a Sketch of Subsequent Events up to the Present Time 

Judith Mattson Bean and Joel Myerson (ed), Margaret Fuller, critic : writings from the New-York Tribune, 1844-1846, especially 1 January 1846

Frances Power Cobbe, 'What has Annexation Done for Italy', National Review, 18 (1864)

Elizabeth Kirwan, ‘Francis Power Cobbe (1822-1904) and "Her Unmanageable Old Welshwoman"’, in Mary McAuliffe and Sonja Tiernan (eds), Tribades, tommies and transgressives : History of sexualities: Volume 1

Charles Capper and Cristina Giorcelli (eds), Margaret Fuller: transatlantic crossings in a revolutionary age 

See entries on Theodosia Garrow Trollope and Frances Power Cobbe in Oxford DNB

Further Reading

Frances Power Cobbe, Italics: Brief Notes on Politics, People and Places in Italy in 1864

F. Elizabeth Gray (ed.), Women and Journalism at the Fin-de-siecle

Susan Hamilton, Frances Power Cobbe and Victorian Feminism

Alison Chapman and Jane Stabler (eds), Unfolding the South: Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers and Artists in Italy

Ellen Dubois, 'Margaret Fuller in Italy', Women's Writing, 10 (2003)

Sally Mitchell, 'From winter into summer: the Italian evolution of Frances Power Cobbe', Women's Writing, 10 (2003)

Sarah Richardson, The Political Worlds of Women: Gender and Political Culture in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Margaret Fuller

Margaret Fuller by Thomas Hicks (Smithsonian: