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Official newspaper of the "American Woman's Republic"...

Item # 603069

September 12, 1914

WOMAN'S NATIONAL WEEKLY, University City, St.Louis, Sept. 12, 1914  This weekly newspaper was the official publication of the "Woman's Republic". The American Woman’s Republic was a membership fee-based organization established to help women learn about government and politics in preparation for the time when they would have the right to vote. It was modeled after the United States government. At their first convention in June 1912, members of the American Woman’s Republic ratified the Declaration of Equal Rights and adopted the Constitution. The capital was University City in St. Louis. Plans were made to create quarters for the Republic’s Supreme Court, Senate, and House of Representatives. Members became active in suffrage organizations. The Republic was intended to have remained a political force until women received the right to vote, but very little was heard about members or activities after 1916.
As would be imagined the content of this issue is focused primarily on suffrage & women's concerns and issues. The back page has a large photograph captioned: "Panorama of central valley - Atascadero - from Corral Hill." Atascadero was a utopian colony in California founded by the American Woman's Republic, based upon an agrarian economy (see hyperlink)
Complete in 12 pages, light toning, some worm holes and light damp staining do not deter.

Category: The 20th Century

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