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Woodhull, Victoria C) Martin, Victoria, ed.

Humanitarian, The. Vol 1 No. 1-Vol. 2 No. 6.


(Woodhull, Victoria C.) Martin, Victoria, editor. The Humanitarian. Vol.1, #1-Vol. II, #6. London & New York: July 1892-June 1893.
4to.; black and white frontispiece of Woodhull; endpapers loose; 12 monthly issues bound in decorative olive green paper-covered boards; else a lovely copy. In a specially-made cloth slipcase.        
First edition of this scarce relic. From July 1892 to December 1901, Woodhull and her daughter, Zula Maud Woodhull, edited The Humanitarian, a monthly journal concerned with eugenics and the future success of humanity. The first volume's first article is a manifesto, most likely written by Woodhull, which boldly and articulately states the objective of the journal:
 ┬╝to discuss all subjects appertaining to the well-being of humanity. We desire to have every hereditary law thoroughly threshed out, so that we may have scientific data to build upon. The children of to-day are the citizens of the future, and their value as citizens will depend upon the sum of their inherited qualities and the education and training that they have received┬╝We do not pretend to have final truths, we are seeking final truths. Each opinion may be correct from a different standpoint. The last word has not been said on any branch of science. We are pilgrims in search of the Holy Grail.
It has been noted that Woodhull's sister, Tennie Claflin, regretted not sharing this literary venture with her. The two sisters had previously published together Woodhull & Claflin's Weekly, a progressive high-quality paper that utilized "Progress! Free Thought! Untrammeled Lives!" The Weekly advocated vocational training for girls, women suffrage, and inspection and licensing of houses of prostitution; it also published articles on free love, birth control, and abortion.

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