International Women’s Periodicals, 1786-1933: Social and Political Issues–NEW eCOLLECTION

galewomen International women’s periodicals, 1786-1933 [electronic resource] : social and political issues.

Part of Gale’s Archives Unbound series, these are reproductions of American, English, and German women’s periodicals from various libraries. Documents are in English and German.

SUMMARY: “Historical women’s periodicals provide an important resource to scholars interested in the lives of women, the role of women in society and, in particular, the development of the public lives of women as the push for women’s rights–woman suffrage, fair pay, better working conditions, for example–grew in the United States and England. Some of the titles in this collection were conceived and published by men, for women; others, conceived and published by male editors with strong input from female assistant editors or managers; others were conceived and published by women, for women. The strongest suffrage and anti-suffrage writing was done by women for women’s periodicals. Thus a variety of viewpoints are here presented for study”–Vendor website.

For questions, contact Brian (bvetruba@wustl.edu ; 5-4824 ; IM/chat ; Olin, rm. 124)

About the author

Brian Vetruba is Germanic Languages and Literatures, Comparative Literature, and European Studies Librarian at Washington University in St. Louis