Issue #23 (February 1977) of the collectively-edited publication from the feminist back-to-the-land commune Country Women in Albion, CA on the Mendocino coast. In at least 33 issues published through 1979, Country Women featured articles on feminist shared experience, practical how-to tips on country living (animal raising, carpentry, farming) and published poetry, songs and drawings by contributors from around the country. Each issue usually focused on a theme, plus practical articles. Issue 16 (1975) stated that 7,500 copies were being distributed to 150 bookstores in 26 states, and that the publication had over 2,000 subscribers. As of Issue 23 (1977), 11,000 copies were being printed.
This issue's theme is "Class" and in an opening statement reads "we have struggled to discover where we came from, how we got here, and most importantly, how to deal with it...our struggle with class is a continual process." The issue includes articles on women and prison, capitalism and class oppression, sex roles and "hystory," land as a means of production, and more. Practical articles include coccidiosis in goats, framing windows, a garden bibliography, baby pig care, property hunting in the Ozarks, care of horse feet, and more. Item #1076.
Condition: Near Fine, light scuffing to covers; toning to interior newsprint pages as is common.