ERIC Number: ED203332
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
The Importance of Early Suffrage Papers in Constructing a Community.
Steiner, Linda C.
An analysis of five mid-nineteenth century women's suffrage periodicals ("The Lily,""The Genius of Liberty,""The Una,""The Revolution," and "The Woman's Journal") suggests that the papers succeeded in creating, sustaining, and inspiring the suffrage community as it developed and matured, and in dramatizing and debating alternative versions of a new life style for women. In 1893, the 13,000 members enrolled in the official suffrage organization had few opportunities for face-to-face interaction and communication and saw themselves as poorly (negatively and infrequently) reported in the popular press. Thus it was through and with their own papers that the suffragists came together as a community. (AEA)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism (64th, East Lansing, MI, August 8-11, 1981).