Eleanor Wolf Thompson (essay date 1947)
SOURCE: Thompson, Eleanor Wolf. “The Magazines and Their Editors.” In Education for Ladies 1830-1860: Ideas on Education in Magazines for Women, pp. 1-23. Morningside Heights, N. Y.: King's Crown Press, 1947.
[In the following essay, Thompson discusses the many magazines for women in pre-Civil War America.]
The Magazine for ladies in the United States1—north, south, east, and west—in the decades before the Civil War was Godey's Lady's Book.2 Was it not named The Lady's Book, with an accent on “the” and did not the astute Mr. Godey tell his readers that it was “the book of the nation”3 and keep them informed...
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