Marguerite Martyn: America's Forgotten Journalist

Marguerite Martyn: America's Forgotten Journalist

by George Garrigues
Marguerite Martyn: America's Forgotten Journalist

Marguerite Martyn: America's Forgotten Journalist

by George Garrigues


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Her voice is heard again.

Early 20th century journalist Marguerite Martyn not only interviewed but also sketched the people and events of her time: women marching for the vote, child workers dreaming of a better life, teenagers dancing the Bunny Hug in dimly lit clubs, long skirts and big hats. Criminals and politicians, artists and archbishops, corsets and conventions, romance and rebellion—Martyn covered it all, with sensitivity, wit and whimsy.

This selection of Martyn's work illuminates the changing role of women at the turn of the last century: their struggle for voting rights and the heated debate over “a woman's place” in society. Sketchbook in hand, Martyn pursued and asked questions of suffragists and their critics, of social reformers and society women. She interviewed or sketched activists Alice Paul, Sylvia Pankhurst, Jane Adams, and Margaret Sanger, as well as Helen Taft and Alice Roosevelt Longworth. She drew and was drawn by Charles Gibson, creator of the “Gibson Girl”, made fun of the dictates of fashion, solicited advice from 'experts' about marriage and romance, and was informed by one of the current political bosses there was 'absolutely no hope' for women's suffrage.

See the Progressive Era through the eyes of this pioneering reporter and illustrator, and how she was changed by what she saw.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999014219
Publisher: George Garrigues
Publication date: 01/11/2019
Series: Marguerite Martyn , #1
Edition description: 2
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

GEORGE GARRIGUES has been a reporter and editor for the Los Angeles Times and the head of journalism or communications programs at University of Pacific, Wayne State University, University of Bridgeport, and Lincoln University of Missouri.

He has also worked on the Inglewood Daily News (California), Ontario Daily Report (California), San Francisco Examiner, Coast-Valley Journal (Oregon), Wave Newspapers (Los Angeles), and Bergen County Record (New Jersey).

Table of Contents

Preface vii

  1. A Notable Woman. 1914 1

  2. Accuracy. Terseness. Accuracy. 1906

  3. A Post-Dispatch Woman Artist. 1905, 1908

  4. Children at Work. 1906, 1915

  5. Charles Dana Gibson. 1908

  6. Suffragette in Lace. 1908

  7. Republican National Convention. 1908

  8. Helen Herron Taft. 1908

  9. Democratic National Convention. 1908

  10. Mary Baird Bryan. 1908

  11. Back to the Beat. 1909

  12. The Young Generation. 1910

  13. Her Moment of Truth. 1910

  14. Cupid of the Legislature. 1911

  15. Lid Clubs. 1912

  16. Sylvia Pankhurst. 1912

  17. Republican National Convention. 1912

  18. Democratic National Convention. 1912

  19. Marrying Into Nobility. 1912

  20. ‘We Can Kill It in the House.’ 1913

  21. Woodrow Wilson Inauguration. 1913

  22. State Campaign for Suffrage. 1914

  23. Voting Across the River. 1915 191

  24. Margaret Sanger. 1916 195

  25. Planning for ‘The Golden Lane.’ 1916 202

  26. Preparedness Day. 1916 207

  27. Conventions of All Kinds. 1916 211

  28. Democratic National Convention. 1916 221

  29. The Golden Lane. 1916 227

  30. The Great War. 1917-1918 234

  31. A Fiftieth Anniversary. 1919 239

  32. The Right to Vote. 1919-1920 243

  33. The Husband, Clair Kenamore 250

34. Her Work and Life

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