Jessie White Mario

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JWM made her literary debut in Eliza Cook's Journal, but it was her involvement in the Italian Risorgimento (sometimes as a spy) that fostered her career as a journalist, translator, propagandist, lecturer, and biographer. Her service as a field nurse during Garibaldi 's various campaigns informed her war correspondence printed in English and American periodicals. From 1866 until her death in 1906, she wrote one hundred and forty-three articles on Italian life and politics for the Nation. She also penned important biographies of many Italian figures, including Garibaldi and Mazzini .
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Milestones

9 May 1832
Jessie White, later JWM , was born, probably at 15 Chapel Row, Forton, near Gosport in Hampshire.
Daniels, Elizabeth Adams. Jessie White Mario: Risorgimento Revolutionary. Ohio University Press, 1972.
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Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
31 May 1851-28 June 1851
Jessie White (later JWM ) was the probable author of an anonymous, serialized story, Lilly Crossland, apparently one of her many contributions to Eliza Cook's Journal.
Daniels, Elizabeth Adams. Jessie White Mario: Risorgimento Revolutionary. Ohio University Press, 1972.
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15 February 1906
JWM finished her last article for the Nation, The New Italian Ministry, which was published on 8 March, in the week of her death.
Daniels, Elizabeth Adams. Jessie White Mario: Risorgimento Revolutionary. Ohio University Press, 1972.
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5 March 1906
JWM died at Florence in her mid seventies.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Daniels, Elizabeth Adams. Jessie White Mario: Risorgimento Revolutionary. Ohio University Press, 1972.
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Biography

Birth and Family

9 May 1832
Jessie White, later JWM , was born, probably at 15 Chapel Row, Forton, near Gosport in Hampshire.
Daniels, Elizabeth Adams. Jessie White Mario: Risorgimento Revolutionary. Ohio University Press, 1972.
14, 145
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.