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Front Pages, Front Lines: Media and the Fight for Women's Suffrage

Linda Steiner, Carolyn Kitch, and Brooke Kroeger


This book addresses the role of media, particularly periodicals, in the American women’s suffrage movement, and in public understandings of the campaign for a Constitutional amendment enfranchising women. Chapters deal with the rhetoric of pro- and antisuffrage activists as covered in the mainstream regional and national press; several chapters deal with suffragists’ own periodicals, as well as with other non-mainstream periodicals, including the black press and socialist and radical periodicals. These new studies offer fresh perspectives on relatively familiar suffrage narratives while explor ... More

Keywords: suffrage periodicals, black press, socialist periodicals, social movement strategies, countermovements

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780252043109
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252043109.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Linda Steiner, editor
University of Maryland

Carolyn Kitch, editor
Temple University

Brooke Kroeger, editor
New York University

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