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Mary Ritter Beard
(1876-1958) born on
Aug 05
US historian, writer. She championed women's causes and labor movements in "Woman as a Force in History," 1946.
It is grievous to read the papers in most respects, I agree. More and more I skim the headlines only, for one can be sure what is carried beneath them quite automatically, if one has long been a reader of the press journalism.

While it is generally agreed that the visible expressions and agencies are necessary instruments, civilization seems to depend far more fundamentally upon the moral and intellectual qualities of human beings -- upon the spirit that animates mankind.
The dogma of woman's complete historical subjection to men must be rated as one of the most fantastic myths ever created by the human mind.
Beneath the surface of civilian interests and capitalistic enterprise smoldered embers of the world's war spirit -- humanity's traditional flare now to be enflamed by new instruments for fighting . . .
[T]hose who sit at the feast will continue to enjoy themselves even though the veil that separates them from the world of toiling reality below has been lifted by mass revolts and critics.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "A Woman Making History," by Nancy E. Cott, 1991.
R: "Woman as a Force in History," Ch. 12, 1946.
A: "Woman as a Force in History," 1946.
N: "The Force of Women in Japanese History," Ch. 9, 1963.
K: "Understanding Women," Ch. 6, 1931.

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