During a number of years it has been my privilege to be the confidante and counselor of a large number of young women of various stations in life and in all parts of the United States. These girls have talked freely with me concerning their plans, aspirations, fears and personal problems. It has been a great revelation to me to note with what unanimity they ask certain questions concerning conduct-queries which perhaps might astonish the mothers of those same girls, as they, doubtless, take it for granted that their ...
During a number of years it has been my privilege to be the confidante and counselor of a large number of young women of various stations in life and in all parts of the United States. These girls have talked freely with me concerning their plans, aspirations, fears and personal problems. It has been a great revelation to me to note with what unanimity they ask certain questions concerning conduct-queries which perhaps might astonish the mothers of those same girls, as they, doubtless, take it for granted that their daughters intuitively understand these fundamental laws of propriety. The truth is that many girls who have been taught in the "ologies" of the schools, who have been trained in the conventionalities of society, have been left to pick up as they may their ideas upon personal conduct, and, coming face to face with puzzling problems, are at a loss, and perhaps are led into wrong ways of thinking and questionable ways of doing because no one has foreseen their dilemma and warned them how to meet it. The subjects treated in this little book are discussed because every one of them has been the substance of a query propounded by some girl otherwise intelligent and well informed. They have been treated plainly and simply because they purport to be the frank conferences of a mother and daughter, between whom there can be no need of hesitation in dealing frankly with any question bearing on the life, health or happiness of the girl. There is therefore no need of apology; the book is its own excuse for being, the queries of the young women demand honest answers. Life will be safer for the girl who understands her own nature and reverences her womanhood, who realizes her responsibilitytowards the human race and conducts herself in accordance with that realization.
VG- No Jacket. Book. 16mo-over 5¾"-6¾" tall. The book is bound in blue cloth-covered boards with blind stamped title on the cover with gilt title on the spine. A lesson for young girls in handling social situations. 272 pages.
Good. No Jacket. Book. 12mo-Between 6 3/4" and 7 3/4" Tall. 272 page blue book is in good condition with edgewear, rubbed spine ends, and slight discoloration inside the covers. No DJ. Part of the Purity and Truth Sef and Sex Series. An age and time of life appropriate presentation of the Facts of Life for Christians.
Very Good-in Good+ dust jacket. 272 pp. Frontis. Adverts. Fold-out advertising Stall's Books. Spine, corners bumped and worn. Jacket worn, tears at corners. Prev owner's name on ffep. New revised edition. Part of the Self and Sex series. Providesinformation and advice to young ladies on their bodies, and sexuality.; 12mo 7"-7½" tall.
Fair. This is one of the Self and Sex Series. 272 pages, plus comendation pages and other material at the front and additonal advertising pages at the back. Names of former owner in ink at back and front. Covers are quite worn and soiled. Books is shaken with boards weak. Some page soiling and discoloration. Corners bumped and rubbed. Slightly cocked. Some comments to the text noted. Mary Augusta Wood-Allen (October 19, 1841-January 21, 1908) was a doctor, social reformer, and writer of books on health and self-improvement for women and children. Through her lectures and writings she was a voice for the social purity movement Wood was born in Delta, Ohio. She attended Ohio Wesleyan Female Collete, graduating in 1862. After teaching for a time at the Battleground Collegiate Institute in Battle Ground, Indiana, she married Dr. Chilion Brown Allen on April 15, 1863. After three years studying in Europe she earned a medical degree from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1875. She went into practice in Newark, New Jersey. In 1883 she was appointed "Lecturer of Heredity and Hygeine" for the National Women's Christian Temperance Union at the suggestion of Frances Willard; in 1892 she became Superintendent of the Purity Department, and in 1897 she became Superintendent of Purity for the World WCTU. In 1895 Wood-Allen started a series of monthly leaflets titled "Mother's Friend"; this was expanded into the monthly magazine "The American Mother", later "American Motherhood", which continued publication until 1919. Wood-Allen published the magazine herself with the assistance of her son and daughter. She also published a number of books: "Teaching Truth" (1892), "The Man Wonderful: The Marvels of Our Bodily Dwelling" (1895), "What a Young Woman Ought to Know" (1899), "Marriage: Its Duties and Privileges" (1901), "Child-confidence Rewarded" (1903), "What a Young Girl Ought to Know" (1905), "Almost a Man" (1907), "Almost a Woman" (1907), and "Making the Best of Our Children" (2 volumes, 1909). Wood-Allen's children were Mario Chilion Wood-Allen (1870-1936) and Rose Wood-Allen Chapman (1875-1923). Rose continued to write articles and books of advice on child-rearing and in 1907 took her mother's place as the National Superintendent of Purity for the WCTU.
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