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Out on AssignmentNewspaper Women and the Making of Modern Public Space$
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Alice Fahs

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780807834961

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807869031_fahs

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Out on Assignment

Alice Fahs

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter focuses on an extraordinary group of New York newspaper women who descended on New Bedford, Massachusetts, where a major strike was under way among textile workers whose pay had just been cut by 10 percent. This “New England strike” was not just important labor news—it offered human interest opportunities immediately seized upon by the New York Journal and the New York World. Both papers were sympathetic to workers—at least up to a point. While neither advocated strikes nor was particularly radical in its labor views, each was deliberately sympathetic to “starving workers” on strike: after all, they regarded workers as part of their readership. The World assigned Elizabeth Banks and Kate Swan Mc-Guirk to cover the strike; it also took the unusual step of sending a labor leader from the Lower East Side, Minnie Rosen, to write her impressions and engage with workers.

Keywords:   newspaper women, New Bedford, Massachusetts, major strike, textile workers, New England strike

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