A Voice of Their Own: The Woman Suffrage Press, 1840-1910


In 1920 the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution granted nation-wide suffrage to women. Yet the issue of women voting had been raised seriously 72 years earlier at the first women's rights convention in New York. The rhetoric of newspapers provided the suffragists their prin cipal means of communication. The eleven essays of this volume demonstrate how the suffrage press was able to educate an audience of women readers, create a sense of community among them, and help alter their self-image. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • E. Claire Jerry
  • Edward A. Hinck
  • Bonnie J. Dow
  • Susan Schultz Huxman
  • Marsha L. Vanderford
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
Publication year:
  • 1991


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