Berkeley: University of California Press, 1935. 1st edition. 363, [1 (blank)] pp. A list of Peixotto's published writings, pp. 361 - 363. Contents: Foreword, by W.C. Mitchell. -- Jessica Blanche Peixotto, by H.R. Hatfield. -- Psychiatry and the social sciences: a critical evaluation, by F.H. Allen. -- A rational old age security program, by Barbara N. Armstrong. -- Crime as a biological reaction, by Olga L. Bridgman. -- The American federation of labor and organization in the automobile industry since the passage of the National recovery act, by Marjorie R. Clark. -- The growth of care of the indigent sick and aged as a function of government in California, by M.M. Davisson. -- A Chinese green crop society, by S.D. Gamble. -- John Ruskin--John A. Hobson, by E.T. Grether. -- British health and unemployment insurance and standards of living, by Emily H. Huntington. -- The self-help coöperatives in California, by Clark Kerr and P.S. Taylor. -- Industrial change and unemployment, by F.C. Mills. -- Unemployment relief in California under the State emergency relief administration, by S.A. Mosk. -- National planning for recreation in European countries, by Emily N. Plehn. -- Limits to the chaning functions of the American family, by A.J. Todd. -- The problem of social investigation--the method of Sidney and Beatrice Webb, by Webster Vannier. -- Socio-economic conditions in relation to infant mortality in Berkeley, by Frances M. Welch. Frontispiece of Peixotto. 8vo. 8-3/4" x 5-1/2". Green cloth binding with gilt stapmed lettering to spine. Dust jacket. Spine a bit dull, otherwise a solid VG - VG+ book in a VG jacket which has a sun-tanned spine panel & modest edgewear. Item #49692
"Peixotto was born in New York City, New York, the daughter of Raphael Levy Maduro Peixotto, a prosperous Ohioan involved in trade with the South, and Myrtillie Jessica Davis, originally of Virginia. In 1870, the family moved to San Francisco for business reasons of their father: he was president of Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco and engaged in a mercantile career. In 1891, Peixotto enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley (B.A., 1894), and continued on to graduate study in political science and economics with a Ph.D. in 1900, the second given to a woman at the University of California. Her thesis was French Revolution and Modern French Socialism (1901).
In 1904, Peixotto joined the faculty at UCB with a lectureship in contemporary socialism, for a salary of US$500. In 1918, she was the first woman to become a full professor (Social Economics) and the first woman to head a department at UCB. She retired in 1935, and received an honorary doctorate in law from Mills College in 1935, and from the University of California in 1936.
She was a member of the San Francisco Woman's City Club and the Berkeley Women's Faculty Club." [Wiki].