Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Dorothy Canfield Fisher
1879 -1958

Dorothy Canfield Fisher (1879-1958) was an American author, educator, and social reformer. She was born in Lawrence, Kansas and grew up in Ohio. She attended Vassar College and later studied in France. She began her career as a teacher and later became an author of books for children and adults. Her first book, "The Home-Maker," was published in 1911 and she would go on to publish many more books throughout her career. She was also a member of the literary group known as the "Vassar Miscellany writers."

Fisher was a strong advocate for education and social reform, and she worked to improve education and literacy in Vermont and other states. She also served as an advisor to the National Youth Administration and the National Education Association. She was a member of the National Child Labor Committee, which worked to improve the lives of working children.

Fisher also advocated for women's rights and was a member of the National Woman's Party. She was an avid supporter of the suffrage movement and worked to secure the right to vote for women.

Fisher died in 1958 in Arlington, Vermont.

In addition to her literature and activism, Fisher is also remembered for her role in promoting French literature in the United States. She translated many French books into English and helped to introduce American readers to the works of authors such as André Gide and Colette.

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