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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 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…

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…

Men and the Women’s Movement

A number of men in nineteenth-century Britain and the United States were supportive of the women’s movement. The essay discusses men such as William Thompson,…

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…

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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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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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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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…

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 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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Maternity and Gender Policies Women and the Rise of the European Welfare States, 1880s–1950s

This collection sets out to analyze the influence of women's movements on the emergence of Europe's welfare state from the 1880s to the 1950s, and…

Rethinking American Women’s Activism

In this enthralling narrative, Annelise Orleck chronicles the history of the American women’s movement from the 19th century to the present. Starting with an incisive…

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”

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