Item #19799 Pamphlet of Remarks on Woman's Work in Sanitary Reform- circa 1858. Woman's Work Sanitary Reform Feminism.
Pamphlet of Remarks on Woman's Work in Sanitary Reform- circa 1858
Pamphlet of Remarks on Woman's Work in Sanitary Reform- circa 1858
Pamphlet of Remarks on Woman's Work in Sanitary Reform- circa 1858

Pamphlet of Remarks on Woman's Work in Sanitary Reform- circa 1858

Pamphlet

[Women Employment] Pamphlet titled "Remarks on Woman's Work in Sanitary Reform" England. No Date, believed to be circa 1858, measures 5.25" x 8.5". 20 pages. Pamphlet discusses the role of women in the field of Sanitary Reform in England and offers a rare look at the advancement for women's employment equality, documenting the skills they have, the contributions they can make, and the overall benefit they have on society. The pamphlet begins by describing tough physical conditions and suffering in England, asking: "What can woman do, in her domestic and social capacities, to remedy these evils?" It also breaks down the field of sanitary labor. "The great field of sanitary labor may be divided into two pars: the amelioration of injurious external circumstances, and the reform of injurious habits and customs. Of these parts the former belongs principally to man, the latter, principally to woman." The pamphlet identifies the tasks of woman within this role: "It is for woman, in her functions of mother, housewife, and teacher, to effect those urgently needed changes in infant management, domestic economy, education, and the general habits of her own sex, without which humanity could never attain to its desired state of bodily perfection, through all injurious external circumstances were changes. It is for her to teach and apply the laws of health in her own provinces, where man cannot act." OCLC Worldcat locates no copies in US Institutions, but two copies in Europe at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Aberdeen at the time of this writing. Binding is slightly chipping, but all pages are held together with only minor wear. Overall, pamphlet is in very good condition.

Item #19799

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