Women with a Deadline

Women with a Deadline:
Female Printers, Publishers,
and Journalists from the Colonial Period to World War I

Women have been integral to the development of printing and journalism in North America since the earliest settlers landed in the New World. Less than two hundred years after Johannes Gutenberg's 1450 introduction of the printing press, Elizabeth Glover crossed the Atlantic, bringing the first press to be operated in the British colonies.

This exhibit follows the history of American women in print journalism from the early settlers to the turn of the 20th century, highlighting key figures and pioneers in the industry. The narrative of women's participation in the profession mirrors the evolution of women's roles in American society.

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