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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 Anti-Feminisms

For much of the Victorian period, feminism was less a movement than a concern with issues of importance to women, and those who pursued those…

Women and Victorian Spiritualism

This article examines the powerful position that female spiritualist practitioners acquired in the spiritualist movement, and its association with the Women’s Rights Movement. Woman-centred spiritualism…

Sexuality (1880–1928)

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, there was vibrant debate among feminists about the way in which male and female sexual behaviour was…

Votes for Women

The women’s suffrage movement is central to any study of gender and political history. Votes for Women provides an innovative and unrivalled re-examination of the…

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‘Deeds, Not Words’ Daily life in the Women’s Social and Political Union in Edwardian Britain 1

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Introduction The campaigns for votes for women

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Jennie Baines Suffrage and an Australian connection

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Women in Europe Since 1750

In dealing with the common experience of women in modern society, this book provides a deeper insight into European women at work, at home, at…

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The Female Romantics Nineteenth-century Women Novelists and Byronism

Awarded the Elma Dangerfield Prize by the International Byron Society in 2013

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Rise Up, Women! The Militant Campaign of the Women’s Social and Political Union 1903-1914

The suffragette movement shattered the domestic tranquillity of Edwardian England. This book is an original and searching study of the formidable organization which led this…

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Prostitution and Victorian Social Reform

In the mid-nineteenth century many parts of England and Wales were still subjected to a system of regulated prostitution which, by identifying and detaining for…

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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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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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Fit Work for Women

This book presents a collection of papers which discuss the origins of the domestic ideal and its effects on activities usually undertaken by women: not…

The Feminists Women's Emancipation Movements in Europe, America and Australasia 1840-1920

Originally published in 1977, this book brings together what is known about liberal feminist and socialist movements for the emancipation of women all over the…

Sex and Class in Women's History Essays from Feminist Studies

The essays collected in this volume reflect the upsurge of interest in the research and writing of feminist history in the 1970s/80s and illustrate the…

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The Woman Movement Feminism in the United States and England

This unusual book traces the development of the feminist movement in America and, to a lesser extent, in England. The comparison between the movements is…

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Tearing the Veil Essays on femininity

This a collection of essays about women, by women, which examine the production of femininity within a patriarchal society. The essays show that characteristics generally…

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TheWoman-Power Religious heresy and feminism in early English socialism

Feminist Experiences The Women's Movement in Four Cultures

The Women’s Movement is usually referred to as if it were a constant, global phenomenon. There are women’s movements in Europe, North and South America,…

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Women and Work in Britain since 1840

The first book of its kind to study this period, Gerry Holloway's essential student resource works chronologically from the early 1840s to the end of…

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Women, Clubs and Associations in Britain

A club is a weapon used by savages to keep the white woman at a distance.’ (George Augustus Sala, a founder member of the Savage…

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Women’s Activism Global Perspectives from the 1890s to the Present

Women’s Activism brings together twelve innovative contributions from feminist historians from around the world to look at how women have always found ways to challenge…

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Sojourner Truth Prophet of Social Justice

Although Sojourner Truth was born into bondage and oppression, in liberation she emerged as a leader in the most radical causes of her era. She…

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Women, Power and Subversion Social Strategies in British Fiction, 1778–1860

First published in 1981, this book explores the reactions of some female writers to the social effects of industrial capitalism between 1778 and 1860. The…

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Introduction Power and the Ideology of “Woman’s Sphere”