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Woman From Bondage To Freedom
New York: The Critic & Guide Company, 1921. First Edition. A survey of the evolution of women's roles from prehistory to the end of the suffrage era. Includes a chapter on Birth Control A fresh copy. Ads at rear promote the publisher's ample list of publications on sexuality, birth control...
[Item #16967]
Price: $30.00
 
Woman From Bondage To Freedom
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Easy Lessons in Civil Government: Arranged for Individual, Club, or Social Study [&c...]
Columbus, OH: by the Author, 1901. Second Edition. A series of questions and answers on government and parliamentary procedure, clearly intended as a primer for women attempting to enter the political arena for the first time. The dedication is to "...the progressive women whom the author has met in her...
[Item #16968]
Price: $125.00
 
Easy Lessons in Civil Government: Arranged for Individual, Club, or Social Study [&c...]
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Rules For Governing the Membership of Democratic Clubs, The Qualification of Voters and the Conduct of Primary Elections of the Democratic Party of South Carolina. Adopted May 15, 1912
N.p. [Columbia?]: Democratic Party of South Carolina, 1912. Membership rules for the South Carolina Democratic Party, at this time a notoriously racist political institution. Includes a section regulating the membership of Black voters, viz, "Rule Two: Every negro applying for membership in a Democratic club, or offering to vote in...
[Item #20550]
Price: $200.00
 
Rules For Governing the Membership of Democratic Clubs, The Qualification of Voters and the Conduct of Primary Elections of the Democratic Party of South Carolina. Adopted May 15, 1912
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A Political Handbook For Women
New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1944. First Edition. A primer for women entering the political arena, both as voters and candidates, written at a foundational period of women's political participation in the U.S. Includes a chapter on "How To Get Into Politics." Jacket blurbs by Eleanor Roosevelt, Clare Booth Luce, and...
[Item #20210]
Price: $125.00
 
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How Women Can Best Serve the State. An Address before the State Federation of Women's Clubs, Troy, October 30th, 1907. Fourth Edition, Eighth Thousand
New York: The New York State Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage, 1907. Anti-suffrage tract, utilizing all the familiar establishment arguments of the day: that women already possessed sufficient influence through volunteer and charitable work; that women would lose their unique "power of indepence" once beholden to public interests; that the...
[Item #20534]
Price: $75.00
 
How Women Can Best Serve the State. An Address before the State Federation of Women's Clubs, Troy, October 30th, 1907. Fourth Edition, Eighth Thousand
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"Votin' Is White Folks Business"
New York: Committee of 100, 1947. First Edition. Extract from Stetson Kennedy's book Southern Exposure (NY: Doubleday, 1946). Account of institutional and extra-legal methods used to suppress the Black vote in the South. Uncommon; OCLC gives 3 locations (Mich, USF, UWM). Octavo (20cm). Staple-bound pamphlet. Printed paper wrappers; 15pp. Rear...
[Item #20407]
Price: $45.00
 
"Votin' Is White Folks Business"
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The Convert
New York: Macmillan, 1907. First edition. Octavo. Publisher's decorated cloth; 304pp; 3 leaves of publisher's ads. Endpapers and text block foredge foxed, else a neat, unrestored copy with gilt bright on spine and cover; text fresh and unmarked. Very attractive copy of the scarce first edition of this influential and...
[Item #10264]
Price: $300.00
 
The Convert
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The Sex Symphony or, Some Missing Political Instruments. By J.R., A Member of the Orchestra
London: Arnold Fairbairns, 1908. First edition. 12mo. Staple-bound pamphlet; 13p. Pencil ownership signature, to front cover, of American feminist and suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt, signed with her surname only but in her highly characteristic hand. The anonymous work, in which the author identifies himself as a man, likens modern society...
[Item #10615]
Price: $350.00
 
The Sex Symphony or, Some Missing Political Instruments. By J.R., A Member of the Orchestra
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The Sex Symphony or, Some Missing Political Instruments. By J.R., A Member of the Orchestra
London: Arnold Fairbairns, 1908. First edition. Anonymous work, (though the author identifies himself as a man), likening modern society to a symphony in which women have been relegated to an inaudible role. Possibly by the famed Shakespearean actor/manager Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson, whose enthusiastic public support for the women's cause has...
[Item #15455]
Price: $100.00
 
The Sex Symphony or, Some Missing Political Instruments. By J.R., A Member of the Orchestra
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Equal Rights. Official Organ of the National Woman's Party. Broken run of 7 issues, from Vol. 30, no. 3 (March, 1944) to Vol. 31, no. 6 (Nov-Dec 1945).
Washington DC: National Woman's Party, 1944-45. First Edition. Much on the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, which was up for a vote in early 1945. Much also on the role of women in war-time, with articles by Gaeta Wold Boyer, Anna Kelton Wiley, Jane Norman Smith, Alma Lutz, Elizabeth...
[Item #20353]
Price: $125.00
 
Equal Rights. Official Organ of the National Woman's Party. Broken run of 7 issues, from Vol. 30, no. 3 (March, 1944) to Vol. 31, no. 6 (Nov-Dec 1945).
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Equal Rights. Official Organ of the National Woman's Party. Vol. 28, No. 6 (June, 1942)
Washington DC: National Woman's Party, 1942. First Edition. Cover devoted to reportage of Georgia O'Keefe, with portrait, announcing her receipt of an honorary doctorate from University of Wisconsin. Other contributions by Dorothy Canfield ("Women in War - A Recipe"); Alma Lutz ("A Feminist Thinks It Over"); others. Quarto (31cm). Staple-bound...
[Item #20351]
Price: $25.00
 
Equal Rights. Official Organ of the National Woman's Party. Vol. 28, No. 6 (June, 1942)
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[Broadside / Handbill] Oeffentlicher Vortrag! ... "Was Schulden Wir Der Nachkommenschaft?"
Philadelphia: S.i. 1906. First Edition. Meta Stern (later Lilienthal) was an active campaigner for socialist causes, women's rights, and universal suffrage, and translated the American edition of August Bebel's Woman and Socialism. This broadside apparently unrecorded. Small broadside (ca. 9" x 6-1/4"), announcing a public lecture by Meta Stern at...
[Item #8417]
Price: $125.00
 
[Broadside / Handbill] Oeffentlicher Vortrag! ... "Was Schulden Wir Der Nachkommenschaft?"
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French Chamber of Deputies - Session of 1910. Official Report of the Commission on Universal Suffrage on the Proposition to give Women the Right to Vote
New York: National American Woman Suffrage Association, (1910). First Edition. With a brief, anonymous introduction on inside front wrapper. The report surveys the state of suffrage movements in continental Europe, concluding, "Those who stand alone today are not the Suffragists, but the Anti-suffragists. It is France that lags in the...
[Item #15038]
Price: $75.00
 
French Chamber of Deputies - Session of 1910. Official Report of the Commission on Universal Suffrage on the Proposition to give Women the Right to Vote
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The History of the Woman's Club Movement in America
New York: H.G. Allen, 1898. First Edition. Small quarto (10" x 9-1/2"); 1184pp; illus. Front hinge tender, else a clean and well-preserved copy, Very Good. A comprehensive history and biographical dictionary of American club women. A scarce and invaluable reference for the turn-of-the-century women's movement. KRICHMAR 254.
[Item #11990]
Price: $250.00
 
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Plain Facts About a Great Evil
New York: The Sociological Fund of the Medical Review of Reviews, 1913. First American Edition. Uncommon little tract on the "Hidden Scourge" of sexual disease. "To discuss an evil, and then to run away from it without suggesting how it may be cured, is not the way of Suffragettes, and...
[Item #15725]
Price: $175.00
 
Plain Facts About a Great Evil