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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
10 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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