Antique Ladies : Women and Newspapers on the Oregon Frontier, 1846-1859

Show simple item record Ertle, Lynne, 1963- 2012-07-23T21:14:07Z 2012-07-23T21:14:07Z 1995-06
dc.description viii, 234 p. A print copy of this thesis is available through the UO Libraries under the call number: KNIGHT PN4897.O74 E78 1995 en_US
dc.description.abstract Studies have shown that women's ideas, especially those that challenge the status quo, have historically received little attention from the press. This thesis discusses how women were described in three of Oregon's frontier newspapers from 1846 to 1859, and also explores their contributions to the newspapers as writers, poets, editors, and businesswomen. Information from established American media clipped for the frontier papers described popular, mainstream ideas of womanhood, as well as provided news on the emerging women's rights struggle. Information generated locally on women encompassed a variety of themes, including marriage, education, and temperance. This study shows that even though content about women and women's roles as contributors were constrained by contemporary ideas of propriety and women's place in society, women were valued as readers and contributors to the three Oregon newspapers. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Committee in charge: Dr. Lauren Kessler, Chair; Dr. Timothy Gleason, Dr. Leslie Steeves en_US
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dc.publisher University of Oregon en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries University of Oregon theses, School of Journalism and Communication, M.A., 1995;
dc.rights rights_reserved en_US
dc.subject American newspapers -- Oregon -- History -- 19th century en_US
dc.subject Women -- Press coverage -- Oregon -- History -- 19th century en_US
dc.subject Women's rights -- Oregon en_US
dc.title Antique Ladies : Women and Newspapers on the Oregon Frontier, 1846-1859 en_US
dc.title.alternative Women and Newspapers on the Oregon Frontier, 1846-1859 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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