New York: Wm. C. Bryant & Co., Printers, 1863. 1st Printing. 23, [1 (blank)] pp. 8vo. 8-7/8" x 5-7/8". Original publisher's printed grey paper wrappers, sewn. Age-toning at extremities. Average wear. Very Good. Item #45563
The author, a well-known member of the literati of the day, defends the efforts of Northern women, vis-a-vis, their war efforts. While not publicly identified as a feminist, Kirkland "advocated equal legal and political rights, and was especially bitter on the problem of women's financial dependence." [AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS, v 2, pp 472].