The Coming Nation (Girard, Kansas). No 128. January 18, 1913.

The Coming Nation (Girard, Kansas). No 128. January 18, 1913.

Contents: Saving the Nation’s Bread by J.L. Engdahl, Comment on Things Doing by Charles Edward Russell, The Little Mother in Gray by Robert Carlton Brown, From the Land of Grabbenheims by Melnotte Stapleton, The Job of the Jobbers by Quien Sabe, The Government at Washington by Lucien Saint, The Civilian by George Allan England, New in Books, Letters, Social Forces in American History by A.M. Simons, Flings at Things, The Adventures of Harry Dubb.

The Coming Nation was a weekly publication by Appeal to Reason’s Julius Wayland and Fred D. Warren produced in Girard, Kansas. Edited by A.M. Simons and Charles Edward Russell, it was heavily illustrated with a decided focus on women and children. The Coming Nation was the descendant of Progressive Woman and The Socialist Woman which folded into the publication. 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.

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