The Socialist Woman. Vol. 2 No. 15. August, 1908.

A fantastic issue of The Socialist Woman and with articles by Clara Zetkin, Dora M. Montefiore, Theresa Malkiel, Eugene Debs, Luella R. Krehbiel and others, with reports on the Women’s Socialist Union of California, waitress work, the New York Socialist Women’s conference and women class war prisoners, this number reads cover-to-cover. Don’t miss Lida Parce’s take on what we now call ‘Social Reproduction Theory’ with “Work” and Housework’

The Socialist Woman. Vol. 2 No. 15. August, 1908.

Contents: Ethel Whitehead: President of the Women’s Socialist Union of California, What Socialism is to do for Women, A Plea to Club Women by Agnes H. Downing, The Demand of the Vote for Women of All Countries by Dora M. Montefiore, Women Needed in Campaign by Eugene Debs, ‘Work’ and Housework by Lida Parce, The Limited Women’s Suffrage Fight in England by Clara Zetkin, Ye Whited Sepulchers! by Luella R. Krehbiel, Women Join Socialist Party, The Lady-Like Woman: Her place in Nature by Sara Kingsbury, Story of a Waitress, Women’s Cause is Man’s Cause by Josephine Conger-Kaneko, Some Impressions of the New York Socialist Women’s Conference by Theresa Malkiel, A Practical Effort to Reach Women by May Strickland, The Dear Love of Comrades, Letters, The National Movement, Socialist Women in Jail.

Progressive Woman replaced The Socialist Woman. The Socialist Woman was a monthly magazine edited by Josephine Conger-Kaneko from 1907 with this aim: “The Socialist Woman exists for the sole purpose of bringing women into touch with the Socialist idea. We intend to make this paper a forum for the discussion of problems that lie closest to women’s lives, from the Socialist standpoint”. In 1908, Conger-Kaneko and her husband Japanese socialist Kiichi Kaneko moved to Girard, Kansas home of Appeal to Reason, which would print Socialist Woman. In 1909 it was renamed The Progressive Woman, and The Coming Nation in 1913. Its contributors included Socialist Party activist Kate Richards O’Hare, Alice Stone Blackwell, Eugene V. Debs, Ella Wheeler Wilcox, and others. A treat of the journal was the For Kiddies in Socialist Homes column by Elizabeth Vincent.The Progressive Woman lasted until 1916.

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