First EditionWoman Suffrage: History Arguments and Results. New York: National American Woman Suffrage Association, May, 1915. Edited by Frances M. Bjorkman and Annie G. Porritt. Original blue cloth boards. 4 x 6.5 in. Known amongst suffragists as the "blue book," this collection of seven essays on suffrage was published together to serve as a resource for suffrage speakers, activists, and writers. Pocket-sized and "designed especially for the convenience of suffrage speakers and writers and for the use of debaters and libraries", these works were a tool of the trade for the activists, providing yearly updates on the progress made in legislation across the country, and laying out the most commonly encountered objections to women's suffrage and guidance on how to respond. Includes writings by Ida Huster Harper (A brief history of the movement for woman suffrage in the United States), Jane Addams (Why women should vote), Carrie Chapman Catt (Do you know?), and Alice Stone Blackwell (The sentiment for woman:suffrage), among others. An affecting testimony to the determined organization of the American suffragists. Light shelfwear. Very good condition.