The Coming Nation (Girard, Kansas). Vol. 1 No. 6. April, 1914. Suffrage Demonstration Number.

The Coming Nation (Girard, Kansas). Vol. 1 No. 6. April, 1914. Suffrage Demonstration Number.

Contents: Women to Revolutionize the World by Burke McCarty, In This Our World by J.C.K., Corrine S. Brown: In Memoriam by Harriet F. Morse, The Striking Waitresses of Henrici’s by J.C.K., The Battle of M Street Bridge by Elizabeth S. Nichols, Beginning With the Child by Helen Untermann, An Honest Many by Kin Kelley, Things in the Making by Barnett Braverman, The Great Question by Joseph E. Cohen, Here is a Live Local by O.M. Thompson.

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.The Progressive Woman lasted until 1916.

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