Pax Et Libertas News-Sheet of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom Vol. 1. No. 2 April, 1920
(Womans Studies - 20th Century - Women's International League for Peace - Pax et Libertas)

Geneva Switzerland: Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 1920. F (4) pages; Jane Addams of Hull House, Chicago Illinois is listed as president of the Executive Committee of the organization and Lida Gustava Heymann & Helena M. Swanwick, V.P.'s. Articles in English and French, about ˝ & ˝; the headline for this issue is 'The Question of Revision' with a not-too-optimistic opinion of the state of world peace after the first World War's end and the aftermath of the treaty negotiations. Enumerating specific points concerning the needs of Germany and the demands of the victors; reports from Norway, Finland, Austria and others, also news of the passing of Leopoldine Kulka, Austrian peace worker. The article reporting news from the U.S. notes that only 2 states were left to ratify the amendment to grant women the right to vote & the formation of a new organization from the American Suffrage Association, the League of Women Voters. While congratulatory, this piece also registering disappointment that the League does not seem to have left room in their agenda to discuss international issues. Another writing on war criminals pleads for the need for reconciliation on all sides and a pledge from the German Section of the organization, to refuse to support war in any form at any time. The paper also with book reviews; the British Section of news with a small piece regarding meetings "...arranged for Yella Hertzka to further her mission on behalf of the prisoners in Siberia..." and notes an "...important meeting on 'Trade with Russia,' addressed by Leonard Woolf...," among other tidbits. The U.S. news recognizes that the organization was very active in promoting help for the Central European war refugees and for deploring breaks with Mexico. Approx. 19 1/2" x 13 1/2" size; newspaper paper stock, darkened a bit. In good condition and with historical content regarding woman's issues, suffrage and the world peace movement after WWI, in the early part of the 20th century. Good Paperback (Item ID: 25452)


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