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The Victorian New Woman

In looking at the British New Woman of the late nineteenth century, this essay explores the complex and vibrant history of the cultural figure and…

Victorian Education and the Women’s Movement

The nineteenth century saw significant reforms to the education of middle-class girls and young women, including the introduction of day and boarding schools with an…

Women and Science

This essay provides an overview of women and science, both as practitioners and subjects of scientific enquiry, from the late eighteenth century through to the…

Women in Higher Education, 1850–1970 International Perspectives

This edited collection illustrates how women’s lived experiences in academe could be diverse but in some ways historically and culturally similar. It looks at both…

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Imperial Ideals Women in Scotland's Universities and the British Empire

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Politics and Society The Journals of Lady Knightley of Fawsley 1885–1913

Louisa Mary, Lady Knightley of Fawnsley, was a woman of unusually wide interests, especially in the field of public affairs. In an age when few…

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The Education Papers Women’s Quest for Equality in Britain, 1850–1912

First published in 1987, this volume makes available key documents, giving the contemporary reader a valuble record of women's struggle for eduacation in the nineteenth…

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The Nineteenth-Century Woman Her Cultural and Physical World

This collection of papers draws on insights from social anthropology to illuminate historical material, and presents a set of closely integrated studies on the inter-connections…

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Separate Spheres The Opposition to Women's Suffrage in Britain

The British feminist movement has often been studied, but so far nobody has written about its opponents. Dr Harrison argues that British feminism cannot be…

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New Woman Hybridities Femininity, feminism and international consumer culture, 1880–1930

Since the 1970s, the literary and cultural politics of the turn-of-the-century New Woman have received increasing academic attention. Whether she is seen as the emblem…

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A Widening Sphere Changing Roles of Victorian Women

First published in 1977, this book is a companion volume to Suffer and Be Still. It looks at the widening sphere of women’s activities in…

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Before the Vote was Won Arguments For and Against Women's Suffrage 1864–1896

First published in 1987. This volume traces the arguments of early suffragists through the last three decades of the nineteenth century. Includes the texts of…

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Women in Magazines Research, Representation, Production and Consumption

Women have been important contributors to and readers of magazines since the development of the periodical press in the nineteenth century. By the mid-twentieth century,…

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Volume 2. Work and Education

In the United States of America, the first Woman’s Rights Convention, held at Seneca Falls in 1848, issued a challenge to patriarchal power. The women…

Volume 1. Suffrage

‘Why should not woman seek to be a reformer?’ asks Lucretia Mott in her 1849 address, ‘Discourse on Woman.’ This volume contains a selection of…