Meditations on Votes for Women.
Scarce in publisher’s dust jacket. Crothers, a native of Oswego, Illinois, was an essayist and Unitarian clergyman. Meditations addressed common objections against giving women the vote and described the current “agitations” as not being revolutionary, but evolutionary. Crothers’s writing attempted to be both persuasive and moderate in tone, e.g. “Though Feministic theories must not be taken too literally, they are yet suggestive of changes that are taking place. The essential thing is that many women are becoming conscious of what some women have always felt, that some of the limitations which have been accepted as natural are in reality only conventional…” (p25)
Description: Meditations on Votes for Women.
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1914. First edition. Octavo. 81 pages, top-edge gilt. Very good in publisher’s cloth and dust jacket, lightly-chipped and with expert internal Japanese tissue mends.