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Cothren, Marion B.
The ABC of Voting: A Handbook on Government and Politics for the Women of New York State
Century Co, New York, 1918. Original publisher's cloth binding with title to spine and front board. A bright, tight, square and pleasing copy. Internally unmarked and fresh. Collates xii, 126: complete, including 7 maps and illustrations. Scarce in trade and institutions, the present is the only copy on the market and OCLC reports 16 copies at libraries. Written by a female member of the New York bar association and with a preface by the Governor of New York, The ABC of Voting was released one year after women gained the right to vote in state and local elections and two years before the 19th Amendment would grant them access to federal elections. "Now that the vote has been given to the women of New York they are charged with the duty of participating in the activities of government, including those of political parties. The intimate relation between government and parties, the influence of political organizations on the character of our national, state, and local government cannot be over stated.To be really a factor in these important matters, a new voter must enroll in the party of her choice, take her place in its organization, do her part at the primaries as well as at the general elections." To that end, Cothren designed a compact and easy-to-follow guidebook for new women voters, as they had unlikely been exposed to such civic information before being enfranchised. Chapters walk the reader through the registration, primary, and general election steps; provide information on the current parties and their platforms; the relationships among local, state, and federal go … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books, Inc. -- ABAA, ILAB [Pasadena, CA, U.S.A.]
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