|About the Book|
This collection of womens journals and magazines on the eve of the twentieth century offers a mixture of prophesy and retrospect, looking forward to the new age and back at the birth of the modern women. Both the American and British journals of the time couple excitement with anxiety as women contemplate a coming era of inclusion. Articles range form the iconoclast to the trivial, from proposals for the disenfranchisement of the male to a dinner menu for the first Christmas of the twentieth century. Womens anticipations were driven by the rapidly changing conditions then surrounding a womans world, illustrated here by sections on: * monarchy * women and war * colonial women * the politics of emancipation * girlhood With an introduction about womens journalism at the turn of the century, the book is arranged by subject to focus on what the pivotal moment of transition into the twentieth century represented for women.