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A Woman's Place

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A Woman's Place, Ruth Adam. Chatto and Windus, 1975. 

Vintage hardcover with dust jacket. Near fine condition. 

"A woman born at the turn of the century could have lived through two periods when it was her moral duty to devote herself, obsessively, to her children; three when it was her duty to society to neglect them; two when it was right to be seductively "feminine", and three when it was a pressing social obligation to be the reverse; three separate periods in which she was a bad wife, mother and citizen for wanting to go out and earn her own living, and three others when she was an even worse wife, mother and citizen for not being eager to do so.'

Thus Ruth Adam describes the extraordinary story of women's emancipation from the time of the suffragettes to contemporary Women's Lib." (from jacket flap)