Title

Fiction and Poetry in the Revolution and the Woman’s Journal: Clarifying History

Keywords

Woman's Journal< Poetry, Fiction

Abstract

The literary works that appeared in almost every issue of the Revolution, the organ of the National Woman Suffrage Association, and in the Woman’s Journal, the organ of the American Woman Suffrage Association, enrich our understanding of these two organizations. Contextualized readings of the fiction and poetry reveal that these pieces played an integral, polemical role within the journals as they articulated and advocated each organization’s particular view of new womanhood and the changes needed to advance women. These literary works also elucidate how the two group’s disparate views on divorce and the reforms most needed to improve women’s position within marriage were crucial in defeating a call for union in 1870.

Original Publication Citation

“Literary Works in the Revolution and the Woman’s Journal: Clarifying History,” American Journalism: Women’s Suffrage and the Media Special Issue 35.2 (April 2019)

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2019-04-11

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Ancient Scripture

University Standing at Time of Publication

Assistant Professor

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