Historical Period: The 19th Century
Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) was unusual for being a professional full-time writer at a time when few women were able to pursue such a career. She was a translator, novelist, speech writer, and journalist who wrote a popular defence of the free market, pioneering travel writing about a trip to America, and on the woman question.
Quotes from Harriet Martineau:
- Harriet Martineau on the institution of slavery, “restless slaves”, and the Bill of Rights
- Harriet Martineau condemns tariffs as a “vicious aristocratic principle” designed to harm the ordinary working man and woman
Titles from Harriet Martineau: