Augusta Lewis Troup
At the age of 18, Troup became a reporter on the New York Sun,
then worked as a typesetter on New York Era and the New
She helped Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton found The
Revolution and was both a journalist and a typesetter
for the publication. In
1869 she was elected president of the Women's Typographical
Union, and then became the first woman to hold a national union
secretary of the International Typographical Union. Her successful
efforts to bring women typographers into full equality with men
in the ITU unfortunately caused the WTU to disband in 1878.
Susan B. Anthony founded The Revolution in 1868. Volume 1,
number 1, set the tone for the issues to follow. On the masthead is
Not Policy: Justice, Not Favors," and in an article on woman
suffrage we read: "England leads. A woman has voted in regular
form and lives; and the British realm survives the shock."
The Revolution, edited by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Parker
Pillsbury; Susan B. Anthony, Proprietor and Manager, Vol. I, no. 1,
January 8, 1868.
Rare Books Division, the Miriam Y. Holden Collection on the History