Secondhand. Good condition. Book has some edgewear. Pages are sunned with foxing to book foredges. Back flap of dust jacket has been folded. Dust jacket has some wear near spine bottom and some fading. Previous owner has signed inside page. Book is very clean and binding is very good.
Jessie Ackermann was an American temperance and women's rights advocate, who as an international missionary for the World's Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) spent several years in Australia as an organiser and social reformer.
This book is the first book-length study of Australian women (http://www.womenaustralia.info/leaders/biogs/WLE05...), written at the turn of the century when more and more Australian women were developing points of view and challenging the prevailing laws and social conditions in Australia.