American Journalism’s 2019 Special Issue: Women’s Suffrage and the Media

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Pennsylvania, United States
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Women's & Gender History / Studies, Journalism and Media Studies

A recent special issue of American Journalism commemorates the centennial of the enfranchisement of women in the United States. Linda Lumsden traces the historiography of suffrage and the media research. Amy Easton-Flake analyzes the literary works that appeared in the Revolution and the Women’s Journal. Nancy Unger examines the suffrage arguments promoted by Bella La Follette in the pages of La Follette’s Magazine. Linda Grasso explores the “differently radical” approaches to the suffrage question of the NAACP’s the Crisis and of the Masses under editor Max Eastman. Tiffany Lewis looks at how the welcome avalanche of mainstream press coverage of New York’s suffrage hikers subverted aspects of the suffragists’ purpose. Teri Finneman explores local press coverage of the anti-suffragists in the critical year of 1917.

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