The Lily (newspaper)
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The Lily was the first U.S. newspaper edited by and for women. It was published from 1849 to 1853 by Amelia Jenks Bloomer (1818–1894) before she sold the newspaper to Mary Birdsall in 1854. While the newspaper initially focused on temperance, it soon broadened its focus to include the many issues of women's rights activists in the 1850s. It grew in its distribution as a result of its discussion of bloomers, a comfortable fashion popularized by Bloomer in the paper.
First American newspaper edited by and for women
|Owner(s)||Amelia Bloomer; Mary Birdsall|
|Founded||1 January 1849 (1849-01-01)|
|Political alignment||Temperance and Women's Rights|
|Headquarters||New York City|
|Sister newspapers||Seneca Falls County Courier|