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    Woman's Journal, Volumes III & IV, Bound, containing 104 issues of the remarkable women's suffrage weekly. Both volumes are bound individually (13.5" x 18.25"). Volume III begins with January 6, 1872 (No. 1), and ends with December 28, 1872 (No. 52). Volume IV begins with January 4, 1873 (No. 1), and ends with December 27, 1873 (No. 52). The front covers of both bound volumes have become disbound. The hinges are fragile. The sheets are toned throughout with some foxing.

    The Woman's Journal first rolled off the presses in January 1870 from Boston. Suffragist Lucy Stone, with the help of her husband Henry Blackwell, founded the weekly and served as its first editors. Beginning in 1872 with volume III, Julia Ward Howe, Thomas W. Higginson, and Mary Livermore served as additional editors to Stone and Blackwell.

    According to the periodical's published information, "The Woman's Journal and the Woman's Advocate, consolidated August 13, 1870. A Weekly Newspaper, published every Saturday, in Boston and Chicago, devoted to the interests of Woman, to her educational, industrial, legal and political Equality, and especially to her right of Suffrage." Throughout its existence, contributors included a variety of suffrage advocates such as Florence Kelley and William Lloyd Garrison, and novelists Louisa May Alcott and Mary Johnston. Absent from the newspaper's pages are liquor and tobacco advertisements, which the editors eschewed.

    From 1917 through 1927, the Journal changed its name to Woman Citizen and served as the mouthpiece for the National American Woman Suffrage Association (later the League of Women Voters after the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified). The journal was renamed Woman's Journal beginning in 1927 until its final issue in 1931. From the Judith Kaplan Women's History Collection.


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