A Voice of Their Own ; The Woman Suffrage Press, 1840-1910 edited by M – CULTURAL HERITAGE BOOKS
A Voice of Their Own ; The Woman Suffrage Press, 1840-1910 edited by Martha M. Solomon

A Voice of Their Own ; The Woman Suffrage Press, 1840-1910 edited by Martha M. Solomon

Regular price $ 20.00 $ 0.00 Unit price per
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Tuscaloosa, AL. : University of Alabama Press, 1991. Hardcover. 233 pages ; 25 cm. Very good copy; no underlines or markings within the pages. Satisfaction guaranteed!


A Voice of Their Own The Woman Suffrage Press, 1840-1910 Edited by Martha M. Solomon

One dimension of the woman's suffrage movement that has received relatively little study until now is its press—journals and newspapers started, edited, and published by supporters of the cause. Such periodicals were crucial for the movement in terms of both recruiting and maintaining support during the long and arduous struggle for enfranchisement. The essays in this volume focus on the ways in which various periodicals functioned to raise the consciousness of women, created a sense of community among them, and helped change images of women and their roles in society.

Each essay provides a concise publication history of a periodical, a description of its content, and an analysis of its rhetorical function. The goal is to reveal how each journal contributed to the process of consciousness-raising necessary to generate a movement for social change. Because each journal developed a distinctive blend of materials suitable for its particular audience, the essays consider how the content functioned to alter readers' perceptions of themselves and to stimulate allegiance to a cause that subverted dominant social stereotypes.

As a group, the essays trace the evolution of a new identity for women. By gradually rejecting the cult of "true womanhood"—which defined women as pious, pure, submissive, and domestic—women began to see themselves as "new women" who were sensible and responsible citizens, capable of acting in the civic interest in the public sphere. How the suffrage press aided in that process is the thrust of this volume.

While A Voice of Their Own focuses specifically on the journals and newspapers that campaigned for votes for women, it also raises important questions about the role of the press in shaping movements for social change. The conclusions drawn about how these suffrage periodicals worked to help women modify their self-images and roles in society may also apply to the dynamics of the self-supported press for other social movements.

Contributors to this volume, in addition to the editor, include Thomas R. Burkholder, Bonnie J. Dow, E. Claire Jerry, Edward A. Hinck, Susan Schultz Huxman, Tarla Rai Peterson, Linda Steiner, Mari Boor Tonn, and Marsha L. Vanderford.

Martha M. Solomon is Professor of Speech Communication at the University of Maryland-College Park.

Q: What are your return policy?

A: We offer a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee for all purchases regardless of the reason for the return. Further details about return and refund can be found on our return page under the link column below.

Q: Where are you located?

A: We are located in Massachusetts.

Q: Do you have a customer service telephone number?

A: Yes we do. You can reach us Monday - Friday 9-5 PM E.S.T at (617) 599-2003.

Q: What payment method do you accept?

A: We accept all major credit cards, as well as PAYPAL, APPLEPAY AND GOOGLEPAY.

Q: I need additional photographs of this book to help me determine if it is the correct book that I am looking for? Can you send them to me?

A: Yes. Just send us a notice via the contact us page and we'll be happy to help.

We are always here to help so if you have any questions, just contact us via Facebook by way of that blue button on the left-hand side or send us an email via our contact us page. We also take phone calls from 10-5pm EST M-F at 617-599-2003.