Godey's Lady's Book

Dublin Core

Title

Godey's Lady's Book

Subject

United States--Philadelphia
Manners / Etiquette
Arts--Literature
Arts--Portraits
Beauty
Class
Family
Gender Norms
Godey's
Gossip
Hale, Sarah Josepha, 1788-1879
Marriage
Praise
Social Acceptance
Lippincott, Sara Jane (pseudonym: Grace Greenwood), 1832-1904
Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876
Social Critique
United States--Philadelphia

Description

Godey's Lady's Book, later known as Godey's Magazine, is an American magazine devoted to women's issues and is first published by L.A. Godey in 1830 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
In 1837, Sarah Josepha Hale becomes the editor of Godey's Lady's Book. Her columns cover a variety of topics, ranging from child-rearing to women's education. She also speaks out about her support of other causes such as the abolishment of slavery. She remains the magazine's editor for forty years, from 1837 to 1877.
Godey's is widely known for its conservative views throughout the 19th century. Hale uses the magazine to advocate for the rights of women to own property and have an education, however, she does not support the women's suffrage movement and encourages women to focus their efforts on the domestic sphere.
After multiple changes of ownership, the magazine ceased publication in 1898.
The included files only serve as an example illustration of the magazine.

Credit

National Women's History Museum, HathiTrust Digital Library

Notable columns include:
  • "Great Singers of this Century" (vol. 131-133, Oct 1895 - Oct 1896)
  • "Modes and Manners of Seventy Years" (vol. 134, no. 799-801, 1897)

Publisher

The Godey Company

Type

Reference

Article Item Type Metadata

Location

Philadelphia, PA, US

Geocode (Latitude)

39.952583

Geocode (Longitude)

-75.165222

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Geolocation

Citation

“Godey's Lady's Book,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed September 28, 2022, https://www.archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/857.

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