Imagining women's suffrage: frontier landscapes and the transnational print culture of Australia, New Zealand, and the United States

Stevenson, Ana ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4858-1073 (2018) Imagining women's suffrage: frontier landscapes and the transnational print culture of Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. Pacific Historical Review, 87 (4). pp. 638-666. ISSN 0030-8684


Abstract

During the late nineteenth century, the print culture associated with women’s suffrage exhibited increasingly transnational connections. Between the 1870s and 1890s, suffragists in the United States, and then Australia and New Zealand, celebrated the early enfranchisement of women in the U.S. West. After the enfranchisement of antipodean women at the turn of the twentieth century, American suffragists in turn gained inspiration from New Zealand and Australia. In the process, suffrage print culture focused on the political and social possibilities associated with the frontier landscapes that defined these regions. However, by envisioning such landscapes as engendering white women’s freedom, suffrage print culture conceptually excluded Indigenous peoples from its visions of enfranchisement. The imaginative connections fostered in transnational suffrage print culture further encouraged actual transpacific connections between the suffragists themselves.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2022 05:52
Last Modified: 30 May 2022 03:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: suffrage, Australia, New Zealand, United States, U.S. West, print culture, landscapes
Fields of Research (2020): 43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430312 Histories of race
43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430309 Gender history
43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430323 Transnational history
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1307 Understanding past societies > 130703 Understanding Australia’s past
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/phr.2018.87.4.638
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/47185

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