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Bluestockings : the remarkable story of the first women to fight for an education

Author: Jane Robinson
Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. ; London : Viking, 2010.
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Robinson presents the eye-opening and inspiring story of the first young women who overcame all the odds to get their education and attend university. Using the words of the women themselves, 'Bluestockings' charts the fight for and expansion of higher education for women from 1869 through to the 1930s.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Robinson
ISBN: 9780141029719 0141029714
OCLC Number: 495597743
Notes: Originally published: 2009.
Description: pages cm
Responsibility: Jane Robinson.

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In 1869, when five women enrolled at university for the first time in British history, the average female brain was thought to be 150 grams lighter than a man's. Doctors warned that if women studied  Read more...

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Social history of the best kind -- Sunday Times * Sunday Times * Modern girls need reminding of the long battle, and Jane Robinson's fine book does just that, charting the lives and struggles of Read more...

 
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