Quotation by Laura Elizabeth Richards

To thousands of elder women in the late sixties and early seventies [the private women's club movement] came like a new gospel of activity and service. They had reared their children and seen them take flight; moreover, they had fought through the war, their hearts in the field, their fingers plying needle and thread. They had been active in committees and commissions, the country over; had learned to work with and beside men, finding joy and companionship and inspiration in such work. How could they go back to the chimney-corner life of the fifties?
Laura Elizabeth Richards (1850–1943), U.S. author and daughter of Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910), a U.S. author and social reformer, and Maude Howe Elliott (1854–1948), reformer. Julia Ward Howe, ch. 13 (1915).

On the club movement which their mother, Julia Ward Howe, had inaugurated with her founding of the New England Women's Club in Boston in 1867.
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