Philadelphia & Boston: Geo. Maclean, 1872. Second edn. 8vo, pp. 223 Little rubbed and worn green cloth, bumped at the extremities, very good copy. Ex-library copy with a bookplate of Andrew Dickson White on the front paste down and a Cornell University woman dorm library on the rear paste down, noting that the book was a gift from Dr. and Mrs. Andrew D. White, with a presentation on the front flyleaf: "Mrs. A. D. White | from her friend | the author". Krichmar 1448. Scarce. This seems to be an expanded version of a 133 page book ( Hartford, 1871) entitled: "WOMAN SUFFRAGE AND WOMAN'S PROFESSION." (Krichmar 1447). Item #58765
Beecher wrote a number of books on religion and education that stressed the need to educate women for their domestic role but stopped short of expanding the sphere of women outside of the home. In the present work she opposes woman suffrage because of the division of labor between husband and wife. With an appendix of statistics on the health of women. This includes three speeches: "Address on Woman Suffrage delivered in the music hall of Boston, in December, 1870; "An address to ladies of Hartford, Conn, invited from all religious denominations delivered at the Calisthenic Hall of the Hartford Female Seminary, May, 1871", "An Address to the Christian Women of America", "Letter Eighteenth. Statistics of Female Health."