A Boston feminist visits the village of Milwaukee in 1843.

Wisconsin portions of Summer on the Lakes, in 1843


Writer, editor, and social reformer Margaret Fuller recounts her trip to the Great Lakes in 1843. Organized as a series of travel episodes with literary and social commentary, Fuller traveled by train, steamboat, carriage, and on foot in a circle from Niagara Falls to Mackinac Island, west to Milwaukee, south to Pawpaw, Illinois, and back to Buffalo, New York. In this excerpt, Fuller describes her journey to and experiences in Wisconsin. The text given here was edited after her death by her brother; the text of the entire 1844 book which she herself readied for the press is linked elsewhere on the Turning Points site.


Related Topics: Immigration and Settlement
Great Lakes Steamships and Canals
Creator: Fuller, Margaret, 1810-1850.
Pub Data: Boston, Roberts Brothers, 1874
Citation: Fuller, Margaret. "Summer on the Lakes, in 1843 (excerpts)." In: At Home and Abroad; or, Things and Thoughts in America and Europe... (Boston, Roberts Brothers, 1874). Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=76; Visited on: 7/31/2014
Join Now.