Friday, April 9, 2010

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Charlotte Perkins Gilman was the author of the short story "The Yellow Wallpaper" which she wrote in the 1800's.

So who is this Charlotte Perkins Gilman?

Charlotte Perkins Gilman was born on July 3, 1860 in Hartford Connecticut. She was a writer and social activist in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Sometime along her decade-long marriage to her husband, Stetson, she began to experience severe depression and underwent a series of unusual treatment for it which inspired her to write "The Yellow Wallpaper". She was also the author of a book titled "Women and Economics" which was published in 1898. Gilman was a feminist who called other women to gain economic independence. This built a standing for her to be known as a social theorist. Gilman also wrote a book titled "The Forerunner" which allowed her to express her thoughts and ideas on women's issues. In 1935 after her second husband's death, she later found out that she had breast cancer and committed suicide on the 17th of August in 1935.

Works Cited

Charlotte Perkins Gilman." 2010. 9 Apr 2010, 11:36

Gilman, Charlotte Anna Perkins, 1860-1935 ." Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-200. Ed. Kathryn K. Sklar and Thomas Dublin. N.p., 2010. Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-200. Web. 12 Apr. 2010.

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