An Examination Of The Life And Thought Of Zina Fay Peirce,
An American Reformer And Feminist
Norma Pereira Atkinson
Source: DAI, 44, no. 09A, (1983): 2859
Fay Peirce (1836-1923), the first wife of Charles S. Peirce,
Her early and continued interest was to promote the
idea of freeing women from domestic drudgery so that they could pursue their
own talents and make themselves economically and politically independent.
Although not a suffragist or a believer in the equality of the sexes, she believed
that women had their own spheres of abilities and interests, as men did.
Therefore, she promoted the concepts of cooperative housekeeping and of women
voting for other women to represent them in a separate legislative body. The
first of these ideas led to the establishment of a cooperative laundry in
The sources of information include numerous letters which she wrote; letters written by others about her; and her published works, which include a novel, pamphlets, and journal and newspaper articles
Descriptor: HISTORY, UNITED STATES
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