Marie Howland

Marie Howland

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Marie Stevens Case Howland (1836 - 1921) was an American feminist writer of the nineteenth century, who was closely associated with the utopian social movements of her era. Marie Stephens had to leave school and support her younger sister when their father died in 1847; at the age of twelve she went to work in a cotton mill in Lowell, Massachusetts. In the ensuing decade she moved to New York City, graduated from the New York Normal College and became a teacher, and married a radical lawyer, Lyman Case, whom she later divorced. Late in the 1850s she lived at Stephen Pearl Andrews's co-operative Unity House, where she met her second husband, the social radical Edward Howland. Howland was noteworthy in that she "actually lived in three utopian communities of very different size and denomination...." In 1864 she and her second husband lived for a time at the Fourierist "Familist re" established in Guise by the French industrialist and reformer Jean-Baptiste Godin. Howland later used the experience as the subject of her best-known work, Papa's Own Girl (1874), a novel about an American father and daughter living in a comparable fictional establishment in New England.
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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136666049
  • 9786136666044