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The early feminists : radical Unitarians and the emergence of the women's rights movements, 1831-51

Author: Kathryn Gleadle
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book redefines the origins of the nineteenth-century women's rights campaigns in Britain. Contrary to the existing historiography, which argues that the Victorian feminist movement began in the 1850s, this book, by bringing to light a wealth of unused sources, demonstrates that a vibrant feminist community existed during the 1830s and 1840s. Previously neglected, this remarkable group established both the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn Gleadle
ISBN: 0312128614 9780312128616 0333633822 9780333633823
OCLC Number: 32467383
Description: viii, 266 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Freedom and Patriarchy --
The Unitarian Background --
2. 'The Assemblage of the Just' --
The Radical Unitarians --
3. 'The Stream of Freedom' --
Democracy and Domestic Mores --
4. 'Merely a Question of Bargain and Sale': Law Reform and the Union of the Sexes --
5. The Whittington Clubs --
6. Conclusion: The Reception, Significance and Influence of the Early Feminists.
Responsibility: Kathryn Gleadle.

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This book redefines the origins of the women's rights campaigns in Britain. Contrary to the existing historiography, which argues that the Victorian Feminist movement began in the 1850s, this book,  Read more...

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