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born Charlotte Perkins in 1860 in Hartford, Connecticut, amid a group of New England intellectuals.
early life of dire poverty in an unstable home. Second child; father abandoned them soon after her birth, and her family moved 19 times in 18 years.
Read intensely – self-educated. Rhode Island School of Design.
governess, art teacher, greeting-card designer.
1884, aged 24 - married artist, Charles Stetson, gave birth to a daughter, and was overcome by bouts of depression. Husband consulted Weir Mitchell, who recommended total Rest Cure.
Left him, fled to California, divorced. Lectured, wrote, ran boarding-house. Later gave custody of daughter to husband (married to her best friend).
1900 married cousin George Gilman.
leading figure in the women's movement of the early twentieth century, is a pillar of the American feminist canon.
1932 breast cancer - suicide 1935
Fought for socialist and feminist reforms.
1898 Women and Economics - translated into 7 languages.
ten other books
contributing editor to The American Fabian
1900 wrote and edited her own mag, The Forerunner– poems,humour, serialised novels, topical pieces
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