Angela Hutchinson Hammer: Arizona's Pioneer Newspaperwoman by Betty E. Hammer Joy PDF

By Betty E. Hammer Joy

ISBN-10: 0816523576

ISBN-13: 9780816523573

In 1905, together with her marriage dissolved and wanting to be able to feed her teenagers, Angela Hutchinson Hammer received a handpress, a few ink, and some fonts of sort, and commenced printing a bit tabloid referred to as the Wickenburg Miner. In her naïveté, Angela by no means dreamed this buy might position her squarely within the leading edge of strength struggles in the course of Arizona's early days of statehood.

A real daughter of the West, Angela, born in a tiny mining hamlet in Nevada, got here to the Territory of Arizona on the age of twelve. Betty Hammer pleasure weaves jointly the full of life tale of her grandmother's existence via drawing upon Angela's personal prodigious writing and correspondence, newspaper documents, and the memories of family. Her e-book recounts the tales Angela instructed of turning out to be up in mining camps, instructing in territorial colleges, courtship, marriage, and a twenty-eight-year occupation in publishing and printing. in this time, Angela controlled to elevate 3 sons, run for public place of work sooner than ladies within the kingdom had definitely the right to vote, function Immigration Commissioner in Pinal County, dwelling house, and mature into an activist for populist agendas and water conservation. As questionable bargains happened either inside and outdoors the halls of presidency, the crusading Angela encountered many duplicitous characters who believed that girls belonged at domestic darning socks, no longer operating a newspaper.

Although Angela's self reliant papers introduced own trouble and little if any monetary present, after her demise in 1952 the newspaper paid tribute to this brave girl by means of choosing her because the first lady to go into the Arizona Newspaper corridor of repute. In 1983 she used to be venerated posthumously with one other award for girls who contributed to Arizona's progress—induction into the Arizona Women's corridor of Fame.

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