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The Price of Vigilance

MICHELLE E. JOLLY
Pacific Historical Review
Vol. 73, No. 4 (November 2004), pp. 541-580
DOI: 10.1525/phr.2004.73.4.541
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/phr.2004.73.4.541
Page Count: 40
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The Price of Vigilance
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Abstract

This study explores the role of the press in the gendering of political discourse and the politicization of women in San Francisco during the rule of the Vigilance Committee of 1856. Although some historians have noted the gender dimension of the reform and vigilance movement, a broader discussion is warranted. To build readership and support for his reform agenda, James King of William, editor of the Daily Evening Bulletin, used gendered political rhetoric, inviting women to participate in political debate through letters to the editor. His tactics inspired rival editors to write in gendered terms and even to include women's voices in their columns. But women's participation in public political debate in mainstream newspapers was short-lived. Still, their involvement in the reform and vigilance movement of 1855-1856 contributed materially to the politicization of women in San Francisco.

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