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The Women's Union Journal, November 1877

The 'Women's Union Journal' was published by the Women's Protective and Provident League (WPPL) from 1876-1890. The 'Journal' was edited and most of the articles written by Emma Paterson. She worked at Emily Faithfull's Victoria Press, whose composing room was staffed by women. Having learned the necessary skills, in 1876 she set up the Women's Printing Society Ltd. to print the League's publications and to open up the well-paid trade to women.

As well as League and industrial news, the 'Journal' carried articles on remarkable women, poems by women, and thrilling serial stories. The 'Journal' urged its readers to learn to swim (the League started a Women's Union Swimming Club in 1878) and advocated "rational" dress for women. In 1890, the WPPL changed its name to the Women's Trade Union League and the 'Journal' became the 'Women's Trade Union Review'.

Title The Women's Union Journal, November 1877
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Production Date 1877
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Holding Institution TUC Library Collections, London Metropolitan University
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