New York: Henry Holt, 1909. First Edition. 8vo. x, 531 + 2pp advertisements at rear. Index. Original blue cloth with gilt lettering. Light spotting on upper page edges else a fine copy of the uncommon first edition. Item #19245
"An authorative history and a broad, clear statement of this problem." "...The historical portion ends with the first of April eighteenth, 1906, in which the Chinese quarter and most of the city libraries in San Francisco were destroyed." - Preface. Mary Roberts Coolidge (1860 – 1945), also known as Mary Roberts Smith, was an American sociologist and author. She was an instructor at Wellesley College before joining the faculty of Stanford University, where she became the first full-time American professor of sociology. She later founded the sociology department of Mills College.