In 1871, Abigail Scott Duniway, a leader in the woman suffrage movement, launched The New Northwest, one of the few newspapers in the nation devoted to woman's advancement. With its motto of "Free Speech, Free Press, Free People," Duniway's weekly reform journal exposed and combated social injustice of all kinds for sixteen years." "This first published volume of Duniway's writings from The New Northwest provides a vivid portrait of the pioneering suffragist and her work. The collected essays, news reports, and editorial and travel correspondence reveal Duniway's strong, often controversial convictions. Together, the nearly three hundred selections chronicle a turbulent era when traditional social attitudes and institutions were being challenged, both in the Pacific Northwest and across the nation. In their introduction, Jean Ward and Elaine Maveety provide a context for Duniway's tireless fight for reform and examine her remarkable career as an editor, writer, and suffragist.