Harriet Martineau
Harriet MartineauJune 12, 1802 - June 27, 1876
Harriet Martineau (/ˈmɑrtənˌoʊ/; 12 June 1802 – 27 June 1876) was an English social theorist and Whig writer, often cited as the first female sociologist. Martineau wrote many books and a multitude of essays from a sociological, holistic, religious, domestic, and perhaps most controversially, feminine perspective; she also translated various works from Auguste Comte. She earned enough to be supported entirely by her writing, a rare feat for a woman in the Victorian era. A young Princess Victoria, (later Queen Victoria), enjoyed reading Martineau's publications. The queen invited...

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