Equality, y'all: newspaper coverage of first wave feminism and suffrage in the American South

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dc.contributor Cooper, Caryl A.
dc.contributor.advisor Roberts, Chris
dc.contributor.advisor Bragg, Dianne M.
dc.contributor.author McLeod, Kylie Brianna
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-19T19:38:11Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-19T19:38:11Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0002766
dc.identifier.other McLeod_alatus_0004M_13210
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/3404
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract The American South has long been characterized by institutionalized racism and highly traditional Christian values. It would be easy to assume that the Women’s Suffrage Movement would not have been welcomed in this particular region of the United States; however, newspapers that covered the seventy-year fight for women’s right to vote indicate this is not completely true. This paper will examine the presentation of this first wave of feminism in southern newspapers. It is vital to examine the ways the southern media portrayed feminism’s first wave for two reasons. The first is the perpetual need for society to look back and recognize mistakes made in the past and think about ways to avoid remaking them in the future; the second is to discover how the South specifically reacted to and treated this social movement, considering the cultural and religious context present in the newspapers of the time.
dc.format.extent 71 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Journalism
dc.subject.other Women's studies
dc.subject.other History
dc.title Equality, y'all: newspaper coverage of first wave feminism and suffrage in the American South
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Journalism
etdms.degree.discipline Journalism
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level master's
etdms.degree.name M.A.


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