"TO-DAY ALL AMERICAN WOMANHOOD STANDS ON A BROAD, HIGH PLATEAU, WITH EAGER FACES TURNED HOPEFULLY TO THE FUTURE": VERY SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF WINSLOW'S THE WOMAN OF TO-MORROW, 1905
WINSLOW, Helen M. The Woman of To-morrow. New York: James Pott, 1905. Octavo, original gilt-stamped red cloth. $2000.
First edition of this work encouraging women to push forward toward equality, particularly in terms of employment.
"A series of serious, sensible talks on what used to be called The Woman Question" (The Critic). "The author points of the weak spots of the woman to-day, and tells her what to do to become more able to-morrow" (New York Times). Considered a "Woman of the Century," Helen Winslow was an American author and journalist who devoted much of her life to promoting women's employment, alongside feminists such as Frances Willard. Winslow believed—and asserts in this work—that women naturally walk along a path of progress and that their history since Eve is one of overcoming obstacles. Here, Winslow advocates for women's clubs, citing the many achievements such societies have had in areas like opening libraries, improving sanitation, and providing education. Overall, she reminds women that they have a responsibility to continue to push forward and to work on behalf of all mankind. Contemporary owner signature.
Mild toning to spine. A beautiful copy. Quite scarce.