ROOT OF BITTERNESS: Documents of the Social History of American Women.
Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.
New York: Dutton, 1971. First edition - An excellent anthology of primary sources from Colonial days to the early 20th century. Included are excerpts from women's diaries and journals, autobiographies and manifestos - examples range from a letter from an indentured servant, court records from Suffolk County in Massachusetts, the petition for a 10 hour work-day from the Lowell millworkers and much more. Edited and with an introduction by Cott. 373 pp. ISBN: 0-525-473289.
Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers.