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 . . .