Impertinences

Impertinences

Selected Writings of Elia Peattie, A Journalist in the Gilded Age

eBook - 2005
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Impertinences: Selected Writings of Elia Peattie is a collection of articles, editorials, and narratives by Elia Peattie written during her tenure at the Omaha World-Herald from 1888 to 1896, richly illustrated with photographs from the period. Elia (Wilkinson) Peattie (1862-1935) was born during the Civil War and came of age at the advent of the era of the New Woman. In many ways Peattie embodied this new age of independence for women, writing both fiction and journalism and becoming one of the first Plains women to write editorial columns in a major newspaper that addressed public issues. Not shy with her opinions about current events in the state of Nebraska in the late nineteenth century, Peattie tackled subjects such as the Wounded Knee Massacre, capital punishment and lynchings, prostitution, the Omaha stockyards, beet-field workers in Grand Island, schools and child rearing, the need for orphanages, shelters for unwed mothers, charity hospitals, and the New Woman.
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2005
ISBN: 9780803205079
0803205074
9781280465925
1280465921
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xx, 335 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: George-Bloomfield, Susanne 1947-

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