This study is the first to concentrate on the work of women journalists during the municipal housekeeping movement, explores the different ways women promoted reform activities in newspapers and magazines. It links the work of the earlier women journalists of the 19th century to the themes of domesticity and municipal housekeeping and then explores the work of representative women writers around the United States in specialized club magazines, women's magazines and general interest magazines, and newspapers.
Acknowledgements ix Preface by Dr. Maurine Beasley xi INTRODUCTION 1 Chapter 1. Women's Sphere, Municipal Housekeeping And the Club Movement 5 Chapter 2. Domesticity and Municipal Housekeeping Concerns in the Writing of Women Journalists During the Nineteenth Century 19 Chapter 3. The Women's Club Movement in America: Its Growth and Its Journalism 37 Chapter 4. Municipal Housekeeping Journalism In Newspapers 91 Chapter 5. Municipal Housekeeping Journalism In Magazines 107 Chapter 6. Conclusion 147 Endnotes 153 Bibliography 191 Index 209