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About Martha Patterson

Martha H. Patterson is the author of "Beyond the Gibson Girl: Reimagining the American New Woman, 1895-1915" (University of Illinois Press, 2005) and editor of "The American New Woman Revisited: A Reader" (Rutgers University Press, 2008).
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Feminine Monstrosity in the 2016 Presidential Campaign
6 months ago

Feminine Monstrosity in the 2016 Presidential Campaign

In 1897, the popular humor magazine Life featured the William Walker cartoon “The Inauguration of the Future,” in which a portly, spectacled, middle-aged mannish woman delivers her presidential acceptance speech.  On the …
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