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Christabel Pankhurst: A Biography

Christabel Pankhurst: A Biography

Forthcoming

June Purvis
January 19, 2018

Together with her mother, Emmeline, Christabel Pankhurst co-led the single sex Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU), founded in 1903 and soon regarded as the most notorious of the groupings campaigning for the parliamentary vote for women. A First Class Honours Graduate in Law, the determined...

Policing Gender, Class And Family In Britain, 1800-1945

Policing Gender, Class And Family In Britain, 1800-1945

Linda Mahood
July 20, 2016

This book is intended for undergraduate courses on modern British history, women's history, courses on family, sexuality and childhood. Women's studies, history of education, sociology....

Women in Transnational History: Connecting the Local and the Global

Women in Transnational History: Connecting the Local and the Global

Clare Midgley, Alison Twells, Julie Carlier
May 05, 2016

Women in Transnational History offers a range of fresh perspectives on the field of women’s history, exploring how cross-border connections and global developments since the nineteenth century have shaped diverse women’s lives and the gendered social, cultural, political and economic histories of...

Women, Diplomacy and International Politics since 1500

Women, Diplomacy and International Politics since 1500

Glenda Sluga, Carolyn James
June 23, 2015

Women, Diplomacy and International Politics since 1500 explores the role of women as agents of diplomacy in the trans-Atlantic world since the early modern age. Despite increasing evidence of their involvement in political life across the centuries, the core historical narrative of international...

Women's Activism: Global Perspectives from the 1890s to the Present

Women's Activism: Global Perspectives from the 1890s to the Present

Francisca de Haan, Margaret Allen, June Purvis, Krassimira Daskalova
November 21, 2012

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 or fight inequalities and hierarchies as individuals, in international women’s organizations, as political leaders, and in global...

The Women's Suffrage Movement in Britain and Ireland: A Regional Survey

The Women's Suffrage Movement in Britain and Ireland: A Regional Survey

Elizabeth Crawford
May 30, 2008

In this comprehensive study, Elizabeth Crawford provides the first survey of women’s suffrage campaigns across the British Isles and Ireland, focusing on local campaigns and activists. Divided into thirteen sections covering the regions of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, this book gives a...

Her Husband was a Woman!: Women's Gender-Crossing in Modern British Popular Culture

Her Husband was a Woman!: Women's Gender-Crossing in Modern British Popular Culture

Alison Oram
December 06, 2007

Tracking the changing representation of female gender-crossing in the press, this text breaks new ground to reveal findings where both desire between women and cross-gender identification are understood. Her Husband was a Woman! exposes real-life case studies from the British tabloids of women...

Quaker Women: Personal Life, Memory and Radicalism in the Lives of Women Friends, 1780–1930

Quaker Women: Personal Life, Memory and Radicalism in the Lives of Women Friends, 1780–1930

Sandra Stanley Holton
March 30, 2007

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 story of middle-class women Friends from among the kinship circle created by the marriage in 1839 of Elizabeth Priestman and the...

Women in the British Army: War and the Gentle Sex, 1907–1948

Women in the British Army: War and the Gentle Sex, 1907–1948

Lucy Noakes
February 23, 2006

In this fascinating, timely and engaging study, Lucy Noakes examines women's role in the army and female military organizations during the First and Second World Wars, during peacetime, in the interwar era and in the post-war period. Providing a unique examination of women’s struggle for...

Students: A Gendered History

Students: A Gendered History

Carol Dyhouse
December 14, 2005

This compelling and stimulating book explores the gendered social history of students in modern Britain. From the privileged youth of Brideshead Revisited, to the scruffs at 'Scumbag University' in The Young Ones, representations of the university undergraduate have been decidedly male. But since...

Women's History, Britain 1700–1850: An Introduction

Women's History, Britain 1700–1850: An Introduction

Hannah Barker, Elaine Chalus
August 24, 2005

Placing women’s experiences in the context of the major social, economic and cultural shifts that accompanied the industrial and commercial transformations of this period, Hannah Barker and Elaine Chalus paint a fascinating picture of the change, revolution, and continuity that were encountered by...

Outspoken Women: An Anthology of Women's Writing on Sex, 1870–1969

Outspoken Women: An Anthology of Women's Writing on Sex, 1870–1969

Lesley A. Hall
August 04, 2005

Studying a broader period than its contemporaries, this comprehensive study reveals a neglected tradition of British women’s writing from the Victorian era to the sexual revolution of the 1960s. Outspoken Women brings together the many and varied non-fictional writings of British women on sexual...

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