THE AWAKENING OF WOMAN: SUGGESTIONS FROM THE PSYCHIC SIDE OF FEMINISM
Book Details + Condition: The Abingdon Press (New York). Second edition, 1915. Scarce. Hardcover. 164 pages. Volume by American activist Florence Guertin Tuttle on women's issues of the era. Tuttle (1869-1951) was born in Brooklyn, and as a young woman attended the Avitas Club, one of the first women-only clubs. At the turn of the century, she was involved in the women's suffrage movement, the birth control rights movement (with Margaret Sanger), and became a member of the World Peace Party (with Jane Addams). During WWI, she became a strong advocate of internationalism; became Chair of the Women's Pro-League Council; attended meetings of the Council of the League of Nations in Geneva (where she befriended such people as First Lady Edith Bolling Wilson and Carrie Chapman Catt); and became Executive Chairman of the Greater New York Branch of the League of Nations Non-Partisan Association. Tuttle wrote copiously on world peace, the economic causes of war, world cooperation, and women's rights. Chapter titles include "Why a Mentally Creative Womanhood is Desirable," "Motherhood," "The Relation of Woman to Eugenics," "Natural and Spiritual Selection in Marriage," and more. Blue cloth covers with gilt-embossed lettering. Firm binding; light wear to extremities; foxing to endpapers; approximately one-third of pages with inked underlining.