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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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Woman's Journal and Suffrage News. [Unbroken Run of 3 Issues, November 18-December 2, 1916]
[Boston: 1916]. First Edition. Three issues late in Blackwell's tenure as editor-in-chief of the Woman's Journal (1880-1931), a position she held from 1881 to 1917. Articles primarily focused on the effects of suffrage and the suffrage movement state-by-state. Includes coverage of the slogan contest for the movement, naming Dr. Eleanor...
[Item #25508]
Price: $200.00
 
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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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The New Citizenship: A Study of American Politics [Signed & Inscribed]
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, [1929]. First Edition. Outline of deliberative politics, "more in line with ancient republican models than with the era of mass suffrage" (Andrew Jewett, Science, Democracy, and the American University, 2012). Octavo (19.5cm.); original black cloth, gilt-lettered spine; vii,[1],357pp. Fine, presumably lacking jacket. Front free...
[Item #25971]
Price: $75.00
 
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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 Wondrous Moment Then
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1968. First Edition. Octavo. Pictorial cloth boards; dustjacket; orange top-stain; 343pp. Small eraser smudge and monogram stamp on front endpaper, else a fine, tight copy with unfaded top-stain, in the pictorial dustwrapper which is crisp and unclipped, very Near Fine. Novel of the women's...
[Item #25956]
Price: $25.00
 
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Women of Springfield's Past
Springfield, MA: U.S.A. Bicentennial Committee of Springfield, 1976. First Edition. Octavo; staple-bound, pictorial wrappers; 44pp; illus. Fine and unmarked in the original wrappers. Tinted halftone illustrations throughout.
[Item #25653]
Price: $25.00
 
Women of Springfield's Past
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The Truth About Woman
London: Eveleigh Nash, 1913. First Edition. Sociological and historical study of woman through the lens of "difference feminism," in which the author argues that the Women's Movement is too concerned in having the freedom of living and working in the same capacity as men, believing that "this was a wastage...
[Item #25524]
Price: $60.00
 
The Truth About Woman
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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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Lives of Some Famous Women of All Ages, Including the Empress Josephine, Lady Jane Grey, Beatrice Cenci, Joan of Arc, Ann Boleyn, Charlotte Corday, Semiramis, Zenobia, Boadicea, Isabella of Castile, Berengaria, etc.
New York: Birdsey-Somers Company, 1912. First Edition. Small octavo (19cm.); original blue-purple cloth, decorative spine embossed in gilt; 336p; frontispiece, 3 plates and illustrated advertisements throughout. Spine faded, ends a bit rubbed, else Very Good or better. Dedicated to the Suffragettes of America and published by corset-manufacturers Birdsey-Somers; embellished with...
[Item #24777]
Price: $50.00
 
Lives of Some Famous Women of All Ages, Including the Empress Josephine, Lady Jane Grey, Beatrice Cenci, Joan of Arc, Ann Boleyn, Charlotte Corday, Semiramis, Zenobia, Boadicea, Isabella of Castile, Berengaria, etc.
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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 Present Dilemma of the Negro. An Address Before the Annual Meeting of the Southern Regional Council November 2, 1967
Atlanta: Southern Regional Council, 1967. First Edition. Quarto (11" x 8-1/2"). Corner-stapled wrappers; 17pp. Fine. Major statement, in the wake of the riots of the summer of 1967, by the influential African-American psychiatrist and civil rights leader, later first African-American president of the American Psychological Association. "...During the past few...
[Item #25058]
Price: $75.00
 
The Present Dilemma of the Negro. An Address Before the Annual Meeting of the Southern Regional Council November 2, 1967
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Women Awake!
Columbus, OH: ca. 1921. A plea to suffragists written by the first female licensed architect in the state of Ohio and a member of the National Advisory Council of the Woman's Party, which was founded in 1913 by Lucy Burns and Alice Paul, a central figure and friend of the...
[Item #21687]
Price: $500.00
 
Women Awake!
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A Number of Things [...] Arranged and with a biographical memoir by Preston W. Slosson [Signed by the editor and two other members of the Slosson family]
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1930]. First Edition. Posthumously compiled collection of essays by the popular chemistry author and journalist Edwin Emery Slosson, edited and introduced by his son Preston. Signed by Preston and his mother, the suffragist May Gorslin Preston Slosson. Also signed by a Lucy Slosson, whom...
[Item #26371]
Price: $75.00
 
A Number of Things [...] Arranged and with a biographical memoir by Preston W. Slosson [Signed by the editor and two other members of the Slosson family]
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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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Black Elected Officials in the Southern States
Atlanta: Voter Education Project of the Southern Regional Council, [1969]. First Edition. Quarto (11" x 8-1/2"). Side-stapled wrappers; 36pp. Fine. A roster of Black elected officials in the south as of 1969. Alabama had the most; North Carolina had the least.
[Item #25051]
Price: $25.00
 
Black Elected Officials in the Southern States
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The Federal Executive and Civil Rights
Atlanta: Southern Regional Council, 1961. First Edition. Quarto (11" x 8-1/2"). Comb-bound wrappers; 48pp. Fine.
[Item #25052]
Price: $30.00
 
The Federal Executive and Civil Rights
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November 15, 1964. What Happened in the South?
Atlanta: Southern Regional Council, 1964. First Edition. Quarto (11" x 8-1/2"). Corner-stapled wrappers; 11pp. Fine. Report on the effect of the SRC's Voter Education Project on the outcome of the 1964 Presidential election. "Of the six southern states carried by the Democratic Party in the 1964 Presidential election, four (Arkansas...
[Item #25057]
Price: $50.00
 
November 15, 1964. What Happened in the South?
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On the National Crisis. A Statement by the Southern Regional Council, August 1967
Atlanta: Southern Regional Council, 1967. First Edition. Quarto (11" x 8-1/2"). Side-stapled wrappers; 7pp. Fine. Position paper from this southern civil rights advocacy group on the 1967 race riots in Detroit, Newark and elsewhere.
[Item #25056]
Price: $45.00
 
On the National Crisis. A Statement by the Southern Regional Council, August 1967
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Racial Discrimination in the Southern Federal Courts
Atlanta: Southern Regional Council, 1965. First Edition. Quarto (11" x 8-1/2"). Side-stapled wrappers; 10pp. Fine. In terms of numbers of volunteers and public political support, the SRC was perhaps the most influential civil rights organization of the Fifties and Sixties.
[Item #25049]
Price: $25.00
 
Racial Discrimination in the Southern Federal Courts
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Special Report. Fayette County, Tennessee: Tragedy and Confrontation
Atlanta: Southern Regional Council, 1969. First Edition. Quarto (11" x 8-1/2"). Side-stapled wrappers; 36pp. Fine. On racial conflict in Somerville and Fayette County Tennessee during the summer and fall of 1969.
[Item #25050]
Price: $40.00
 
Special Report. Fayette County, Tennessee: Tragedy and Confrontation
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Special Report. Lawlessness and Disorder: Fourteen Years of Failure in Southern School Desegregation
Atlanta: Southern Regional Council, [1968]. First Edition. Quarto (11" x 8-1/2"). Side-stapled wrappers; 58pp. Fine. Includes "Full Circle of Failure," by Bartley; with Appendices: "Jefferson County and Macon County School Desegregation Decisions" by Gignilliat & Horwitz; Appendix II, text of a telegram sent to 1968 Presidential candidates Nixon & Humphrey...
[Item #25048]
Price: $30.00
 
Special Report. Lawlessness and Disorder: Fourteen Years of Failure in Southern School Desegregation
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Special Report. School Desegregation 1966: the Slow Undoing
Atlanta: Southern Regional Council, 1966. First Edition. Quarto (11" x 8-1/2"). Side-stapled wrappers; 46,[8]pp. Fine. On the failure of implementation of desegregation guidelines throughout the South in the wake of Brown v. Board of Education. 8-pp Appendix includes facsimiles of handwritten letters from victims of racial discrimination.
[Item #25054]
Price: $45.00
 
Special Report. School Desegregation 1966: the Slow Undoing
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Special Report. September 1965. School Desegregation: Old Problems Under A New Law
Atlanta: Southern Regional Council, 1965. First Edition. Quarto (11" x 8-1/2"). Side-stapled wrappers; 23pp. Fine. On the failure of implementation of desegregation guidelines throughout the South in the wake of Brown v. Board of Education.
[Item #25055]
Price: $30.00
 
Special Report. September 1965. School Desegregation: Old Problems Under A New Law
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Voter Registration in the South. Summer, 1968
Atlanta: Southern Regional Council, 1968. First Edition. Quarto (11" x 8-1/2"). Side-stapled wrappers; 34pp. Fine. Statistics on black voter registration in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, etc. Foreword signed by Vernon Jordan and Marvin Wall. In terms of numbers of volunteers and public political support, the SRC was perhaps the most influential...
[Item #25047]
Price: $30.00
 
Voter Registration in the South. Summer, 1968


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