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  • 1. Jane Grey Swisshelm Early American Journalist Kiersten Willis

2. What you will learn

  • Swisshelms views on feminnism
  • Swisshelms achievements in her lifetime
  • Swisshelms views on slavery

3. Jane Grey Swisshelm: History

  • Swisshelm was born on Dec. 16, 1815 in Pittsburgh, PA
  • She viewed feminism this way: advocacy of bloomers...as simply a recognition that pants were more important than dresses in society.
  • Chosen to convince Pres. Lincoln not to commute the sentences of the Dakota Sioux
  • Strongly against slavery
  • She was a nurse; disagreed with surgeons of the period
  • Died: Jul. 22, 1884 in Lawrenceville, PA

4. Examples of Swisshelms Work

  • First woman to found a newspaper
  • She was the first female newspaper editor in the nation
  • ThePittsburgh Daily Visitor,an antislavery journal was est. in 1848
  • When the former was burned down, a second journal,St. Cloud Democratwas established

5. Questions

  • What are some of Jane Swisshelms achievements? She was the first woman to establish a newspaper and the first woman editor.
  • What kind of journalism did she have? Yellow journalism because she was an early American journalist
  • What were her views on slavery? She disagreed with slavery and est. two antislavery journals. She was an abolitionist.

6. Summary

  • Born in 1815 in Pittsburgh
  • Thought the advocacy of bloomers was the view that pants were more important than dresses in society
  • First woman to found a newspaper which was a partisan press paper and contained muckraking
  • First female paper editor in penny press papers which contributed to the global village concept
  • Est. two antislavery journals which were forms of yellow journalism

7. References

  • (2009). 1857 Abolitionist Newspaper. Retrieved September 1, 2009, from events.mnhs Web site: http://events.mnhs.org/timepieces/Preview.cfm?EventID=429
  • Cump, (2005). Jane Grey Cannon Swisshelm. Retrieved September 1, 2009, from findagrave Web site: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11436265
  • (2009). Swisshelm's Visiosn. Retrieved September 1, 2009, from events.mnh Web site: http://events.mnhs.org/timepieces/SourceDetail.cfm?SourceID=695
  • Goethe, (1850). Jane Swisshelm on "Woman. Retrieved September 1, 2009, from 1.assumption.edu Web site: http://www1.assumption.edu/WHW/old/Swisshelm_Woman%27s_Work2.html