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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…

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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Jennie Baines Suffrage and an Australian connection

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Introduction The campaigns for votes for women

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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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Give Us Bread But Give Us Roses Working women’s consciousness in the United States, 1890 to the First World War

Rooted in the printed sources of the period, this book reconstructs the attitudes of a pioneer generation of young women to the conflicts brought about…

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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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Women, Work and Protest A century of US women's labor history

As paid work becomes increasingly central in women’s lives, the history of their labor struggles assumes more and more importance. This volume represents the best…

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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 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…

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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At the Boundaries of Law Feminism and Legal Theory

Feminists have recently begun to challenge the powerful influence of the law on the social and cultural construction of women’s roles, identities, and rights. At…

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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…