Women's Periodicals In The United States

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Throughout American history, women have worked in reform organizations, informal community groups, and consciousness-raising societies to change their neighborhoods, their states, and their nation. To accomplish social change, women have needed to communicate effectively among themselves and with society as a whole. Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, women created numerous periodicals to address social, political, and economic issues. Many of these were short-lived newsletters, while others continue to be published today.

Through entries on more than 70 individual periodicals published in the 19th and 20th centuries, this reference traces the history of women's involvement in many of the social, political, and economic issues in the United States. From abolitionism to temperance, from moral reform to birth control, from suffragism to anti-suffragism, from pacifism to feminism, this reference surveys a wide range of social movements. Entries are arranged alphabetically and each is written by an expert contributor. Each entry overviews the history of the periodical and provides circulation and related information. The entries close with selected bibliographies, and the volume concludes with a chronology and a general bibliography.

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Contains alphabetical entries on some 70 women's periodicals from the 19th and 20th centuries, focusing on periodicals addressing social, political, and economic issues. Entries several pages in length overview the history of the periodical, provide circulation and related information, and offer individual bibliographies. Periodicals reflect the history of women's involvement in movements such as abolitionism, feminism, birth control, and pacifism. Titles include "Farmer's Wife", "Focus: A Journal for Lesbians", and "The Woman Rebel". Includes a chronology of periodicals profiled, and a general bibliography. For researchers in women's studies. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Meet the Author

KATHLEEN L. ENDRES is a professor in the School of Communication at the University of Akron.

THERESE L. LUECK is an associate professor in the School of Communication at the University of Akron. With Kathleen L. Endres, she is coeditor of Women's Periodicals in the United States: Consumer Magazines (Greenwood, 1995).

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Table of Contents

Preface by Kathleen L. Endres

Introduction by Kathleen L. Endres

The Advocate and Family Guardian by Therese L. Lueck

The American Jewess by Barbara Straus Reed

The Anti-Suffragist by Therese L. Lueck

The Birth Control Review by Diana Peck

The Business Woman's Journal by Therese L. Lueck

Catholic Worker by Henry Gottlieb

The Celibate Woman Journal by Linda Steiner

Chrysalis by Sammye Johnson

Daughters of Sarah by Anna Paddon

Equal Rights by Linda Lumsden

Far and Near by David Davies

Farmer's Wife by Kathleen L. Endres

Feminist Teacher by Sue Lafky

Focus: A Journal for Lesbians by Jan Whitt

The Forerunner by Kathleen L. Endres

Four Lights by Erika Kuhlman

Free Speech and Headlight by Patricia Prijatel

The Friend of Virtue by Therese L. Lueck

The Genius of Liberty by Jean Dye

GFWC Clubwoman by Henry Gottlieb

Harvard Woman's Law Journal by Kyu Ho Youm

The Keystone by Kathleen L. Endres

La Wisp by Kathleen L. Endres

The Ladder by Jan Whitt

Life and Labor by Jon Bekken

Lilith by Barbara Straus Reed

The Lily by Barry Wise Smith

Lowell Offering by Mary Cronin

Majority Report by Therese L. Lueck

Media Report to Women by Marion Marzolf

National Business Woman by Therese L. Lueck

9to5 Newsline by Kathleen L. Endres

N.Y. Peaceletter by Kathleen L. Endres

National Citizen and Ballot Box by Kathleen L. Endres

Network News by Patricia Ulbrich

New Directions for Women by Paula Kassell and Maurine Beasley

The New Northwest by Linda Steiner

New Women's Times by Kathleen L. Endres

No More Fun and Games by Kathleen L. Endres

Notes from the First Year by Therese L. Lueck

off our backs by Kathleen L. Endres

Peaceand Freedom by Erika Kuhlman

The Pioneer by Sherilyn Cox Bennion

Pittsburgh Saturday Visitor by Kathleen L. Endres

The Plainswoman by Beverly Merrick

Prime Time by Sammye Johnson

The Progressive Woman by Kathleen L. Endres

The Queen Bee by Sherilyn Cox Bennion

Red Star by Kathleen L. Endres

The Remonstrance by Elizabeth Burt

The Reply by Therese L. Lueck

The Revolution by Agnes Hooper Gottlieb

The Sibyl by Kathleen L. Endres

Sinister Wisdom by Jan Whitt

Skirting the Capitol by Therese L. Lueck

Sojourner by Beverly Merrick

Suffragist by Linda Lumsden

Thesmophoria by Kathleen L. Endres

A True Republic by Kathleen L. Endres

The Una by Agnes Hooper Gottlieb

Union Signal by Thomas N. Lewis

Voice of the Women's Liberation Movement by Tina Lesher

Western Woman Voter by Kathleen L. Endres

The Wisconsin Citizen by Elizabeth Burt

The Woman Citizen by Kathleen L. Endres

The Woman Patriot by David R. Spencer

The Woman Rebel by Mary Cronin

The Woman Voter by Kathleen L. Endres

The Woman's Column by Kathleen L. Endres

Woman's Exponent by Sherilyn Cox Bennion

The Woman's Journal by David R. Spencer

The Woman's Tribune by Kathleen L. Endres

WomanSpirit by Therese L. Lueck

Women Lawyers Journal by Agnes Hooper Gottlieb



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