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

Author: Margaret Forster
Publisher: London : Secker & Warburg, 1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView 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.
London : Secker & Warburg, 1984
(OCoLC)654383039
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Forster
ISBN: 0436161133 9780436161131
OCLC Number: 13124882
Description: xii, 353 pages : illustrations ; 24 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. Law : Caroline Norton --
The professions : Elizabeth Blackwell --
Employment : Florence Nightingale --
Education : Emily Davies --
Sexual morality : Josephine Butler --
Politics : Elizabeth Cady Stanton --
Birth control : Margaret Sanger --
Ideology : Emma Goldman.
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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