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Jane Grey Swisshelm: An Unconventional Life, 1815-1884

Sylvia D. Hoffert


Nineteenth-century newspaper editor Jane Grey Swisshelm (1815–1884) was an unconventionally ambitious woman. While she struggled in private to be a dutiful daughter, wife, and mother, she publicly critiqued and successfully challenged gender conventions that restricted her personal behavior, limited her political and economic opportunities, and attempted to silence her voice. As the owner and editor of newspapers in Pittsburgh, St. Cloud, Minnesota, and Washington, D.C., and as one of the founders of the Minnesota Republican Party, Swisshelm negotiated a significant place for herself in the ma ... More

Keywords: gender conventions, personal behavior, Minnesota Republican Party, commerce, journalism, politics, religion, workplace, marriage

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780807828816
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807875889_hoffert


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sylvia D. Hoffert, author