Woman into Citizen: The World Movement Towards The Emancipation Of Woman In The Twentieth Century With Accounts Of The Contributions Of The International Alliance Of Women, The League Of Nations And The Relevant Organisations Of United Nations - Arnold WhittickAthenaeum with Frederick Muller, 1979, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Dust wrapper slightly ruffled along edges with some small, closed, tears at top edge. Bruised at the head, tail and corners. Leans. Top edges tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.
Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Illustrated with a pictorial record of the major events and personalities involved, WOMAN INTO CITIZEN tells the story of the campaign in the twentieth century for equal status of women with men in all fields of political, social, economic and cultural life. The campaign is seen internationally and mainly through the work of the International Alliance of Women. It begins with the nineteenth century background of the subjection of women and their early struggle towards emancipation. The inception of the international movement for woman suffrage in Washington in 1902 and its acceptance at the first Congress of the IAW in Berlin in 1904 were the beginnings of international cooperation for this purpose. From these starting points the book describes the mobilisation of women to achieve full recognition in countries throughout the world. By the end of the First World War the battle was half won and activities were gradually extended by the IAW to secure equality in all fields. In this action it worked with and stimulated the endeavours of the League of Nations, the United Nations’ Status of Women Commission, UNESCO and many other organisations. International Women’s Year 1975, marking the beginning of a decade dedicated to the advancement of women’s place in society, was celebrated with a special presentation to Helvi Sipila by leading members of international women’s movements in recognition of her invaluable services to the interests of women world-wide. This, and other significant occasions are illustrated in the chronological pictorial record which, together with copious references, appendices, bibliography and index, provide students of the world women’s movements with a book of unusual scope and scholarship.”