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Revolution, the feminist periodical

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Publication of Susan B. Anthony & Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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Borough : Manhattan
Neighborhood : Civic Center
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By Breanne Scanlon

On January 8, 1868, in a room on the fourth floor of 37 Park Row in downtown Manhattan, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton published the first issue of Revolution, a newspaper dedicated to advancing the cause of women's suffrage, among other social reform issues. Although the newspaper survived in its original form for just slightly over two years, it helped gain public exposure for the women's suffrage movement and for Anthony and Stanton, two of the movement’s most influential leaders.

The first issue of Revolution announced itself as "The Organ of the National Party of New America" and its slogan as "Principle, Not Policy: Justice, Not Favors." Susan B. Anthony was the proprietor and manager of the paper, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Parker Pillsbury were the editors. Revolutionwas started with investments by a wealthy and eccentric Democrat named George Francis Train and David Melliss,...

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Anthony, Susan B., Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Matilda Joslyn Gage, eds. History of Woman Suffrage, Vol. II 1861-1876. New York: Fowler & Wells, 1882.

Barry, Kathleen. Susan B. Anthony: A Biography of a Singular Feminist. New York: New York University Press, 1988.

Burrows, Edwin and Mike Wallace. Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

DuBois, Ellen Carol, ed. The Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Reader. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1992.

Harper, Ida Husted. Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony. Salem: Ayer Company Publishers, reprint 1983.

The Revolution,1868-1870, on microfilm at the New-York Historical Society.


Israel Kugler, Ph.D.

Part of Newspaper Row and important as the home to Revolution, the weekly periodical first published in 1868 by Susan B. Anthony with Elizabeth Cady Stanton as editor.

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