Willard, Frances E.
Title A Wheel within A Wheel: How I Learned to Ride the Bicycle with some Reflections Along the Way.
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Edition 1st Edition
Size 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾
Publisher Chicago, IL Women's Temperance Publishing Association 1895
Seller ID 000867
Exlibrary, hardcover, 7 x 5 inches, 75 pages, missing one of seven photographic illustrations; green boards decorated with silver, boards a little grubby with mild wear at extremities, library slips pasted into rear and library ownership notations in front end papers, occasional smudges and brown spots, slight lean to spine. Frances Willard was an author, educator, public speaker, social reformer and suffragist. A pioneer in the temperance movement, Frances Willard is also remembered for her contributions to higher education. From the time she assumed presidency of the Women's Christian Temperance Union in 1879 until her death, Willard used her powerful position to pursue her broad vision for sweeping social reforms to benefit women, including women's suffrage, women's economic rights, as well as prison, education and labor reform. In 1893, at the age of 53, Willard learned to ride the bicycle. She hoped her example would help other women seek "a wider world." She saw cycling as a way for women to gain independence, develop confidence, and be seen by men as equals in skill.
WOMENS SUFFRAGE RIGHTS FEMINISM HISTORY RIGHT TO VOTE