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(Women of America)
Women of America Series
NY, Thomas Y. Crowell, (1969-1978). From 1969 to 1978, Thomas Y. Crowell published 22 titles in its "Women of America" series. "The part women have played in American history has been given little attention up to now. Yet in a hundred different ways women have helped to shape our country's course... Portrayed here--often for the first time--are women who refused to accept things as they were, who took great chances and offered bold challenges." Attractively issued, with an impressively broad array of female subjects (one-third of which were given female authors). Included here are 12 of the 22 titles. Listed alphabetically by subject:
  • (CASSATT, Mary). McKOWN, Robin. The World of Mary Cassatt. 1972. A portrait of the bold 19th century expatriate impressionist. Mild top edge foxing, lower corner tapped; near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
  • (GOLDMAN, Emma). SHULMAN, Alix. To the Barricades. 1971. Activist, agitator, and anarchist. Short foredge stain; near fine in a near fine, lightly rubbed dust jacket.
  • (GRAHAM, Martha). TERRY, Walter. Frontiers of Dance. 1975. Legendary founder of the modern dance movement. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket.
  • (MOTHER JONES). WERSTEIN, Irving. Labor's Defiant Lady. 1969. Union organizer and champion for the causes of workers in the fields of coal, steel, textiles, railroads, and an advocate against child labor. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
  • (KEMBLE, Fanny). SCOTT, John Anthony. Fanny Kemble's America. 1973. Author of the anti-slavery book Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation in 1838-1839, the British actress was married an American heir to a slave plantation, until her abolitionist stance led to their divorce. Fine in a near fine, mildly rubbed dust jacket. - (RINCON de GAUTIER, Felisa). GRUBER, Ruth. Felisa Rincon de Gautier. 1972. The first woman mayor of San Juan. This copy is warmly inscribed by the author in 1975. Near fine in a mildly spine-tanned, near fine dust jacket. - (SABIN, Florence). PHELAN, Mary Kay. Probing the Unknown. 1969. Medical scientist and public health advocate. Small numerical stamp front pastedown; near fine in a reinforced binding, in a very good dust jacket with several very small abrasions.
  • (SANGER, Margaret). LADER, Lawrence and MELTZER, Milton. Margaret Sanger. 1969. Early and influential champion of birth control. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with a couple tiny edge chips and a short tear at the upper rear flap fold.
  • (SMITH, Bessie). MOORE, Carman. Somebody's Angel Child. 1969. "Empress of the Blues." Small owner name front flyleaf; near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
  • (STEIN, Gertrude). ROGERS, W.G. Gertrude Stein is Gertrude Stein is Gertrude Stein. 1973. American expatriate modernist writer. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
  • (STOWE, Harriet Beecher). SCOTT, John Anthony. Woman Against Slavery. 1978. American abolitionist and author. Tiny corner taps; very near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a small chip at the lower front panel.
  • (WRIGHT, Frances). STILLER, Richard. Commune on the Frontier. 1972. Scottish-American social reformer. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a small tape shadow on the verso.
Most copies of these titles went to libraries, with little exposure in the retail book trade: few copies survive in collectible condition. These are first printings of the first editions, in jacket, with one copy being signed by the author. [#034760] $1,200

All books are first printings of first editions or first American editions unless otherwise noted.