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Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Charlotte Perkins GilmanAKA Charlotte Anna Perkins

Born: 3-Jul-1860
Birthplace: Hartford, CT
Died: 17-Aug-1935
Location of death: Pasadena, CA
Cause of death: Suicide [1]
Remains: Cremated

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Activist, Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Women and Economics


[1] Intentional inhalation of chloroform.

Father: Frederic Beecher Perkins
Mother: Mary Fitch Westcott
Husband: Charles Walter Stetson (artist, m. 1884, div. 1894, one daughter)
Daughter: Katharine Beecher Stetson (b. 1884)
Husband: George Houghton Gilman (her cousin, m. 1900, d. 4-May-1934)

    University: Rhode Island School of Design (two years)

    National Women's Hall of Fame 1994
    Risk Factors: Depression, Breast Cancer

Author of books:
In This Our World (1893, poetry)
Women and Economics (1898)
Concerning Children (1900)
The Home (1903)
Human Work (1904)
What Diantha Did (1910)
The Man-Made World (1911)
The Crux (1911)
Moving the Mountain (1911)
Herland (1915, novel)
His Religion and Hers (1923)
The Living of Charlotte Perkins Gilman: An Autobiography (1935, memoir)



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