America’s First Feminist Magazine: Transforming the Popular to the Political

  • Amy Beth Aronson


A contribution to America’s first feminist magazine, The Lily (1849–58), captures a critical moment in the evolution of woman’s media image in the nineteenth century, a moment made possible by the magazine itself. The writer, Jane Frohock, proclaims: ‘It is woman’s womanhood, her instinctive femininity, her highest morality, that society now needs to counteract the excess of masculinity that is everywhere to be found in our unjust and unequal laws’ (Frohock, 1856, 150).


Woman Writer Gender Discourse Woman Suffrage Moral Reform Feminist Periodical 
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