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British women's history : a documentary history from the Enlightenment to World War I

Author: Alison Twells
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris ; New York, N.Y. : In the United States of America and Canada distributed by Palgrave MacMillan, 2007.
Series: International library of historical studies, v. 44.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Anthology brings together excerpts from over one hundred documents detailing women's experiences from the end of the 18th century to the outbreak of World War I. It looks in detail at all aspects of life for women in Britain in this period, including motherhood, marriage and domestic life; religion, philanthropy and politics; work; education; the migration of Irish, Jewish and Black and Asian women to Britain; women  Read more...
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British women's history.
London : I.B. Tauris ; New York, N.Y. : in the United States of America and Canada distributed by Palgrave MacMillan, 2007
(OCoLC)679374589
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Twells
ISBN: 9781860641619 186064161X 9781860641626 1860641628
OCLC Number: 137281022
Description: xiv, 281 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Making women: enlightenment, evangelical and medical perspectives --
Middle-class and elite women: domesticity and 'separate spheres' --
Philanthropy and politics to 1860 --
Working women and the family wage --
Working-class domestic life --
Community, politics and religion --
Women in diaspora: Irish, Jewish, Black and Asian women in Britain --
British women and the empire --
Feminisms.
Series Title: International library of historical studies, v. 44.
Other Titles: Documentary history from the Enlightenment to World War I
Responsibility: [edited by] Alison Twells.

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Details women's experiences from the end of the 18th century to the outbreak of World War I. This anthology draws on a range of sources including parliamentary reports, pamphlets, newspapers and  Read more...

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