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Ladies elect : women in English local government, 1865-1914

Author: Patricia Hollis
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1987.
Series: Clarendon paperbacks
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fifty years before the suffragettes fought to have the parliamentary vote, women in England were able to elect and be elected to local district councils, school boards, and Poor Law boards. This  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hollis, Patricia.
Ladies elect.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1987
(OCoLC)654554474
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Hollis
ISBN: 0198226993 9780198226994 0198221576 9780198221579
OCLC Number: 15316225
Description: xx, 533 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Philanthropists, Electors, and Party Activists ; EDUCATION ; 2. The London School Board 1870-1904 ; 3. English Provincial School Boards 1870-1903 ; 4. The Election of Ladies 1875-1914 ; 5. The Work of Women Guardians 1875-1914 ; WOMEN IN COUNCIL ; 6. Women and the Government of London 1888-1900 ; 7. Rural Life and Local Government 1894-1914 ; 8. Women and Town Councils 1907-1914 ; 9. Council Work 1907-1914: A Suitable Job for a Woman? ; 10. Local Government and the Women's Movement
Series Title: Clarendon paperbacks
Responsibility: Patricia Hollis.
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