experiences helped to undercut the stereotypes that divided woman, creating a sisterhood from diversity.
Although the Una survived for less than three years, its appearance marked the advent of the woman's rights press, an unarguable contribution to the relatively young woman's rights movement. The Una served to augment and expand upon the functions already performed by woman's rights conventions: disseminating information about woman's condition, recruiting members into the movement, arming members with arguments and evidence to counter the opposition, and forging movement ideology. In addition, the Una and its editors functioned as role models for the movement and created in its pages an image of a new woman interested in public, domestic, and cultural issues. Particularly significant was the Una's initial recognition of the interests and concerns of lower-class women and the need to embrace these women and include them in the crusade. Through consciousness-raising and identification- building strategies, the Una sought to bridge the isolation and alienation engendered by class to forge a sisterhood. Many other such journals, newspapers, and magazines would follow, some borrowing from ideas first presented in this small monthly, some learning also from the Una's mistakes. Regardless of its "success" during its own time, the Una, in its search for truth, opened doors for women, which would never quite be closed again.