Women's Suffrage and Women's Service.
The History of the London and National Society for Women's Service.London: London and National Society for Women's Service 1927 Stock Code: 128641
NotesFirst edition, first impression. Ray (Rachel) Strachey (1887-1940), was a feminist activist, politician and writer. During the First World War her activism shifted its focus from suffrage to the question of women's employment, leading her to organise the Women's Service, the history of which is detailed in this work. "She fought particularly for women's admission to the legal profession and to the civil service, and headed the Women's Service Bureau" (ODNB). The London and National Society for Women's Service was a direct descendant of the Women's Suffrage Committee, the first meeting of which was in 1866. Strachey cites Barbara Bodichon as the initiator of the work she was attempting to continue, campaigning for an extension of women's professional employment and for equal pay.
Octavo. Original pink paper wrappers, titles to front cover in black, illustration to front cover in green and gold.
Portrait frontispiece and 11 photographic plates.
Browning to spine and edges of wrappers as often, boards faintly soiled, minor rubbing to tips and spine ends, top edge a little dust toned; a very good copy.
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