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Finding Community in Nineteenth Century Suffrage Periodicals

"Finding Community in Nineteenth Century Suffrage Periodicals." Linda Steiner. American Journalism, Summer 1983, pp. 1-16.

Era: Post-Suffrage Era | Media: Academic Paper

This study by Professor Linda Steiner of the University of Maryland extends William Goode’s discussion of professions as communities to provide an analysis of the importance of periodicals in sustaining and solidifying the 19th century woman’s suffrage community in America. The study intends to show how newspapers and journals produced by woman suffragists helped women locate themselves in an exciting but entirely plausible community and find there a sense of significance and meaningfulness.

An abstract of this article in American Journalism is available here from Taylor and Francis online, available through many public and academic libraries.


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