• Creator
  • Strong, Anna Louise (1885-1970)
  • Created Date
  • 1917
  • Description
  • This undated manuscript of a brief essay by Anna Louise Strong comments on a woman juror serving in the trial for the men accused of murder during the Everett Massacre in 1916 (in which at least 7 people were killed and at least 40 injured). The essay, entitled "A Case for a Feminist", describes one of the jurors as "the embodiment of the peaceful, 'womanly woman'." Strong reports with incredulity the woman's professing never to have heard of ... more
    This undated manuscript of a brief essay by Anna Louise Strong comments on a woman juror serving in the trial for the men accused of murder during the Everett Massacre in 1916 (in which at least 7 people were killed and at least 40 injured). The essay, entitled "A Case for a Feminist", describes one of the jurors as "the embodiment of the peaceful, 'womanly woman'." Strong reports with incredulity the woman's professing never to have heard of "the I.W.W." (the Industrial Workers of the World, the union whose members were on trial) or to know what a labor union is. Strong also notes that the juror had never "heard of any trouble at Everett", as she usually did not read the newspaper or attend any informational meetings locally. Strong comments that "there are still women whose horizon is bounded by the four walls of a house", and wryly notes that, because "she knew nothing and had obviously no opinions...she was a model juror."Page 3 is the handwritten reply received from "The... less
  • Format
  • text
    Manuscript
    Scanned from original text or image at 200 dpi saved in TIFF format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2010