FIRST EDITION OF THE OCTOBER 1912 ISSUE OF THE WOMAN VOTER, A SPECIAL MEN'S LEAGUE ISSUE
WOMAN SUFFRAGE PARTY. The Woman Voter. Organ of the Woman Suffrage Party. Vol. III., No. 9. New York: Woman Suffrage Party, October 1912. Slim folio, staple-bound as issued, original printed peach paper wrappers; pp. 40. $900.
First edition of this special Men's League-focused installment of the Woman Suffrage Party's monthly periodical, The Woman Voter, in original wrappers.
The Woman Suffrage Party was founded in 1909 by Carrie Chapman Catt to fight for women's suffrage in New York City. It soon became one of the most powerful women's suffrage organizations in the nation. The Woman Voter was soon created as a newsletter-type periodical by Mary Ritter Beard to keep members of the party informed about current issues and controversies. However, in addition to fulfilling that role, it soon became a more scholarly periodical. From 1910 to 1917—its full run prior to merging with Lucy Stone's Woman's Journal and National Suffrage News—The Woman Voter was a huge success. This 1912 issue is devoted to the Men's League and includes articles by George Foster Peabody, James Lees Laidlow, Max Eastman, Elbert Hubbard, Bolton Hall, and Algernon S. Crapsey. The Men's League was initially a loose conglomeration of suffrage groups led by men in New York, but it eventually expanded across the nation. League members marched in parades and protests; wrote editorials; served as public supporters of the cause; and raised funds to support women's suffrage.
Only light rubbing and a vertical crease to wrappers. Near-fine condition.