Harriet Martineau Biography

Journalist, Economist (1802–1876)
Though best known for her fictional novel, Deerbrook, British author Harriet Martineau also wrote about economics and social theory.


Born in England in 1802, Harriet Martineau is sometimes considered the first female sociologist for her numerous writings on economics and social theory. Her most highly regarded work, however, is the fictional novel Deerbrook.

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