Tourists Accommodated, with Reservations Vermont Tourism, Eugenics, and Dorothy Canfield Fisher's No-Vacancy Signs
What do we mean by success in life? Isn't it to be honest, kind, and brave, to follow the truth as we see it, to care less for our own comfort than for the good of others?
—Dorothy Canfield Fisher, And Long Remember: Some Great Americans Who Have Helped Me
It is difficult to separate the literary craftsman in her work from what there is no better word for than the propagandist—a fluent and creative propagandist, to be sure, but always advancing some immensely interesting, adventurous, or courageous way to live.
—Elizabeth Wyckoff, “Dorothy Canfield: A Neglected Best Seller”
When asked in 1935 to identify the American women she most admired, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt surprised no one when, in addition to Jane Addams, Carrie Chapman Catt, Amelia Earhart, and Frances Perkins, she named best-selling writer, Book-of-the- Month Club judge, and humanitarian activist Dorothy Canfield