The Preparation of Voters Brinley, Charles A. [1847-1919]. Citizenship: Some Suggestions as to the Obligations, The Difficulties and the Preparation of Voters. Philadelphia, Porter & Coates, 1893. 44 pp. Octavo (9" x 6"). Printed stiff wrappers, deckle edges. Light soiling, a few chips to edges of wrappers, heavier chipping to spine ends, rear wrapper partially detached. Clean tear to front wrapper, mended on verso with archival tape, two other clean tears to half-title and title page, light toning to interior. $150. * Only edition. Brinley was a socially prominent Philadelphia businessman and civic leader. Written at a time when the electorate was expanding and women were struggling to gain the right to vote, Brinley's pamphlet outlines a series of practical steps to educate voters and future voters. Though Brinley is free of overt bias, it is clear that he believed that a body of educated voters would bring an end to machine politics.
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