This article explores the life of Margaret Fison, an English social reformer who championed workingmen and women and criticized the upper and middle classes for their indifference to working-class problems. Fisom's combined anti-Catholic evangelical Protestantism with her mid-Victorian enthusiasm for science and social reform. As well as being a writer, Fison was an activist who took to the field as an organizer for the related causes of health and temperance. Her life illustrated what a young widow from a provincial town could achieve. Her early death at age forty-eight helps explain her undeserved obscurity. This papers use of her published travel articles returns Fison to her place in history.
Fahey, David M.
"Margaret Fison, 1817-1866: Mid-Victorian Reformer,"
International Social Science Review: Vol. 95
, Article 1.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.northgeorgia.edu/issr/vol95/iss1/1
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