Margaret co-founded and edited the first transcendentalist literary journal with Emerson called, "The Dial". She
released her first independent book in 1844 called "Summer on the Lakes". She received a job from the New York Tribune
as a literary critic. She became the first female working in the field of journalism. Her following book called, "Woman
in the Nineteenth Century" pulished during 1845 was feminist theory defending the equal rights of women. In it she scrutinized
arranged marriage, and leaned towards the era of sentamentalism believing that true love should determine who one marries.
Influenced by the abolitionist movements about slavery, she wrote that women are bonded just as the black slaves, and men
do not have the rights to restrict women or slaves. This book incited the Seneca Falls Womens Convetion of 1848.
In 1846, Margaret was promoted to the foreign correspondent at the New York Tribune. As a result of traveling across Europe,
in 1847 she became involved in the revolution of the unification of Italy and supported socialism. When visiting Rome, she
met and married Giovanni Angelo, to later bear his child and marry him the following year. During the French siege in Rome
she led one of the hospitals.
They worked on the unification of Italy in 1848, but when the Roman republic was defeated in 1849 the couple fled to Florence.
On July 19, 1850 Margaret and her family went on their return trip to America, where they were in a horrible ship wreck off
Fire Island, New York. She lived to be only forty years old, and after her death family and friends published her memiors
and other writings.
"We only ask of men to remove arbitrary barriers"