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Significant sisters : the grassroots of active feminism, 1839-1939

Author: Margaret Forster
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1985, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Portrays eight women's rights advocates of the 19th and early 20th centuries: Caroline Norton, Elizabeth Blackwell, Florence Nightingale, Emily Davies, Josephine Butler, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Margaret Sanger, and Emma Goldman. Determined, foresightful leaders, the pioneers of contemporary feminism, these women fought unprecedented battles for women's rights in eight separate spheres of activity--law, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Forster, Margaret, 1938-
Significant sisters.
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1985, ©1984
(OCoLC)654568725
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Forster
ISBN: 0394541537 9780394541532
OCLC Number: 11370818
Description: viii, 355 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Caroline Norton, 1808-1877: Law --
Elizabeth Blackwell, 1821-1910: The professions --
Florence Nightingale, 1820-1920: Employment --
Emily Davies, 1830-1921: Education --
Josephine Butler, 1828-1906: Sexual morality --
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1815-1902: Politics --
Margaret Sanger, 1879-1966: Birth control --
Emma Goldman, 1869-1940: Ideology.
Responsibility: Margaret Forster.

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Portrays eight women's rights advocates of the 19th and early 20th centuries: Caroline Norton, Elizabeth Blackwell, Florence Nightingale, Emily Davies, Josephine Butler, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Margaret Sanger, and Emma Goldman. Determined, foresightful leaders, the pioneers of contemporary feminism, these women fought unprecedented battles for women's rights in eight separate spheres of activity--law, the professions, employment, education, sexual morality, politics, birth control, and ideology.

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