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Margaret Fuller and Her Circles ed. by Brigitte Bailey, Katheryn P. Viens, and Conrad Edick Wright (review)

Margaret Fuller and Her Circles ed. by Brigitte Bailey, Katheryn P. Viens, and Conrad Edick... REVIEWS Kann's Taming Passion for the Public Good demonstrates that elites did not lose the moral authority to advocate sexual policing in the postRevolutionary era, but it leaves unsettled the question of how that authority related to changes in sexual practice. Prescriptive sources such as McDowall's should not be dismissed as irrelevant; yet they cannot be read as transcriptions of social practice either. Kann's provocative book opens space for more social historians to investigate the fabric of daily life to determine the precise limits of sexual revolution in early national America. Ra chel Hop e Cl eves is associate professor at the University of Victoria. She is the author of Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America (New York, 2014) and The Reign of Terror in America: Visions of Violence from Anti-Jacobinism to Antislavery (Cambridge, UK, 2009). Margaret Fuller and Her Circles. Edited by Brigitte Bailey, Katheryn P. Viens, and Conrad Edick Wright. (Durham: University of New Hampshire Press, 2013. Pp. 318. Paper, $35.00.) Reviewed by April Haynes Margaret Fuller, nineteenth-century America's iconoclastic ``woman of genius,'' struggled for much of her life to carve out a ``sphere'' in which she might flourish. Unwilling to be contained http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Early Republic University of Pennsylvania Press

Margaret Fuller and Her Circles ed. by Brigitte Bailey, Katheryn P. Viens, and Conrad Edick Wright (review)

Journal of the Early Republic , Volume 34 (1) – Jan 28, 2014

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REVIEWS Kann's Taming Passion for the Public Good demonstrates that elites did not lose the moral authority to advocate sexual policing in the postRevolutionary era, but it leaves unsettled the question of how that authority related to changes in sexual practice. Prescriptive sources such as McDowall's should not be dismissed as irrelevant; yet they cannot be read as transcriptions of social practice either. Kann's provocative book opens space for more social historians to investigate the fabric of daily life to determine the precise limits of sexual revolution in early national America. Ra chel Hop e Cl eves is associate professor at the University of Victoria. She is the author of Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America (New York, 2014) and The Reign of Terror in America: Visions of Violence from Anti-Jacobinism to Antislavery (Cambridge, UK, 2009). Margaret Fuller and Her Circles. Edited by Brigitte Bailey, Katheryn P. Viens, and Conrad Edick Wright. (Durham: University of New Hampshire Press, 2013. Pp. 318. Paper, $35.00.) Reviewed by April Haynes Margaret Fuller, nineteenth-century America's iconoclastic ``woman of genius,'' struggled for much of her life to carve out a ``sphere'' in which she might flourish. Unwilling to be contained

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Journal of the Early RepublicUniversity of Pennsylvania Press

Published: Jan 28, 2014

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