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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…

Feminism and Women’s Work, 1776–1928

This article surveys the emergence of work as a key priority for feminism, as it developed from early roots in the late eighteenth century, through…

Notable Figures in Nineteenth-Century Feminism

This essay argues that feminist gains in the nineteenth century were frequently driven by the leadership of notable figures, men as well as women. Beginning…

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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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

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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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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The Routledge History of Sex and the Body 1500 to the Present

The Routledge History of Sex and the Body provides an overview of the main themes surrounding the history of sexuality from 1500 to the present…

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Tracing Women’s Romanticism Gender, history, and transcendence

This book explores a cosmopolitan tradition of nineteenth-century novels written in response to Germaine de Staël's originary novel of the artist as heroine, corinne. The…

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Women in Movement Feminism and Social Action

First published in 1992, this book is an historical introduction to a wide range of women’s movements from the late eighteenth-century to the date of…

A Magazine of her Own? Domesticity and desire in the woman’s magazine, 1800–1914

Like the corset, the women's magazines which emerged in the nineteenth century produced a `natural' idea of femininity: the domestic wife; the fashionable woman; the…

Quaker Women Personal life, memory and radicalism in the lives of women Friends, 1780–1930

One nineteenth-century commentator noted the ‘public’ character of Quaker women as signalling a new era in female history. This study examines such claims through the…

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Women Against Slavery The British Campaigns, 1780–1870

This comprehensive study of women anti-slavery campaigners fills a serious gap in abolitionist history. Covering all stages of the campaign, Women Against Slavery uses hitherto…

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Understanding the Victorians Politics, Culture, and Society in Nineteenth-Century Britain

The Victorian era was a time of dramatic change. During this period Britain ruled the largest empire on earth, witnessed the expansion of democracy, and…

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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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