Boston: Small, Maynard, 1901. Second edn. 8vo, pp. 298. Bound in blue cloth stamped in green and gilt, signed MLP. Little rubbed along the edges of the spine, but a VG copy. Issued 2 months after the first. Item #59732
NAW: In her time, she was certainly the leading intellectual of the woman's movement in the United States. Feminist, author and lecturer, Gilman was born in Hartford, Conn in 1860. NAW: "Carrie Chapman Catt placed Charlotte Perkins Gilman at the head of her list of America's dozen greatest women; in her time she was certainly the leading intellectual of the woman's movement in the United States. In this work Gilman argues for day care centers to free women for other endeavors, and enlarge the opportunities for children. Interestingly enough, this is dedicated to Gilman's daughter Katharine. Katharine Beecher Stetson, was born in 1885. During this time—and throughout her life—Gilman battled depression, the most serious bout coming in the months after Katharine's birth. In 1888, Gilman separated from her husband, and Katharine went to live with her father.