Chicago: University of Chicago, 1940. Hardcover. Small 8vo (7.8 in, 19.8 cm). [i-vi] vii-xxiii [blank], 1-313 [3 blanks] pp. University of Chicago Sociological Series.
First edition: No date on title page and publication date on copyright page. Helen MacGill Hughes (1903-1992), was a member of the prominent Chicago School of urban sociology, prolific author, and women's rights advocate was known for her clear and concise arguments. This book was her dissertation. Hughes became Vice President of Sociologists for Women in in Society, President of the Eastern Sociological Association, and Vice President of the American Sociological Association.
Publisher's brick buckram with lettered and decorated paper labels to spine and front cover. Top edge orange; bottom edge deckle. Bibliography and indeces. Extremeties slightly rubbed, minor mark to spine label. Well-preserved, tight, clean, and uncommon first edition. Near fine in no dust jacket. Item #1095