VIDEO: LINDA LUMSDEN ON HISTORIOGRAPHY: WOMEN’S SUFRAGE AND THE MEDIA
From her chapter in FRONT PAGES FRONT LINES: MEDIA AND THE FIGHT FOR WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE
Era: Post-Suffrage Era | Media: Author Interview, Book Chapter, Book-Academic, Book-Non-Fiction, Essay, Interview, Magazines, Newspapers, Scholarly Resarch, Video, Web-based
In Chapter 1 of Front Pages Front Lines, Prof. Lumsden offers a comprehensive historiography of suffrage and the media that highlights the near one-dimensionality of much of the early scholarship. She analyzes what historians, journalism studies researchers, and sociologists have found—and what they have ignored—beginning in the 1970s, when feminist scholars began to look back at both suffrage editors and mainstream news media coverage of the campaign.