Title Woman: Her Rights, Wrongs, Privileges, and Responsibilities.
Book Condition Good
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Size 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Publisher Hartford, Conn L. Stebbins 1870
Seller ID 000791
Containing a Sketch of Her Condition in All Ages and Countries, From Her Creation and Fall in Eden to the Present Time: Her Status in England, France, and the United States: Her Relations to Man, Physiological, Social, Moral, and Intellectual: Her Ability to Fill the Enlarged Sphere of Duties and Privileges Claimed for Her: Her True Position in Education, Professional Life, Employments, and Wages, Considered. Woman Sufferage, Its Folly and Inexpediency, and the Injury and Deterioration Which it Could Cause in Her Character. 8.25 x 5.5inches, embossed cloth, 447 pages. Steel engraved frontis, five of the listed twenty black and white illustrations are no longer present. Boards rubbed and worn with faint damp stains; spine sunned; ¼ inch of cloth gone at head of spine; multiple notations in front free end paper, including a contemporary notation extolling the virtues of the text (in pencil); old booksellers label for Cameron's Stamps Books & Magazines in Portland, Oregon in front end paper, dated 1947 (Cameron's is the oldest bookstore in Portland, and is still operating today.); scattered foxing; pages toned with age; notation in margin and underlining on page 78; binding tender, but intact. Linus Pierpont Brocket published Woman: Her Rights, Wrongs, Privileges, and Responsibilities in response to John Stuart Mill's essay, The Subjection of Women (1869). He concludes that women gaining the right to the ballot is unnecessary as they had already made so many gains in society, and that gaining the vote would be an "unjust burden." He also discussed concern that women gaining the vote would only open the "flood gates," implying that it would only follow that other groups would gain the right to vote, including negros, the Chinese and Japanese among others. Fascinating in the context of today's political climate and how many things have changed, while others have changed little.
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