Women in the Literary Market 1800-1900


The Graphic. London, 1880.
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With their ideas finding greater voice in a growing variety of publications, women became increasingly skilled at forwarding their own political agendas.

This May 22, 1880 issue of the London magazine The Graphic illustrates the National Demonstration in favor of women’s suffrage held at St James Hall on May 6. The suffrage activist Rhoda Garrett is shown addressing the assembled crowd.

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Illustration with Title “Women’s Suffrage—The National Demonstration at St. James’s Hall.” The Graphic. p. 516. May 22, 1880. Oversized. Illustration includes banner with text “Miss Rhoda Garrett.”
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early role models
entering the literary market
learned poets
getting into print
charlotte bronte and george eliot
sin and sensation
new women
L.T. Meade
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