The final Issue in 1979 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 (1979), 11,000 copies were being printed.
An update on page 2 states that "after issue 32 was distributed we became aware of the fact that Country Women was in crisis" and the need to "question what was necessary for the magazine to survive". The update goes on to address the challenges ahead, and a change in the editioral collective including the process by which the magazine was created. Although there seemed to be "sufficient interest and commitment to continue" with some members "feeling positive and hopeful," with future issues being planned, but apparently another issue was never published.
This issue's theme is "Future Visions" and includes new columns, Appalachian profiles, astrology, art as healing, a matriarchal tarot project, book reviews and more. Practical articles include designing a small house, working on car batteries, butchering chickens, gardening and crops, an index of Country Women practical articles for issues #11-32, and more. Item #1077.
Condition: Good-, heavy scuffing to covers with some edgewear; toning to interior newsprint pages as is common.