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OFFBEAT HISTORY: Anarchist newspaper editors jailed for publishing ‘naughty’ articles

This political cartoon, by Thomas Nast, ran in Harper's Weekly in 1871. It nicely illustrates society's attitude toward those who advocated ”free love” - in this case, Victoria Woodhull. The woman is depicted struggling under the heavy burden of a drunken husband and several children, but saying, ”Get thee behind me, Mrs. Satan; I'd rather travel the hardest path of matrimony than follow our footsteps.” IMAGE: OSU LIBRARIES

The editors and writers of Anarchist-Communist newspaper, The Firebrand, published in Portland and distributed nationwide from 1895 to 1897 . . .

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