Women's History: Britain, 1850-1945: An Introduction

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June Purvis
Routledge, Jan 28, 2008 - History - 352 pages
Women's History: Britain 1850-1945 introduces the main themes and debates of feminist history during this period of change, and brings together the findings of new research.
It examines the suffrage movement, race and empire, industrialisation, the impact of war and womens literature. Specialists in their own fields have each written a chapter on a key aspect of womens lives including health, the family, education, sexuality, work and politics. Each contribution provides an overview of the main issues and debates within each area and offers suggestions for further reading.
It not only provides an invaluable introduction to every aspect of womens participation in the political, social and economic history of Britain, but also brings the reader up to date with current historical thinking on the study of womens history itself.
 

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Contents

Chapter One From women worthies to poststructuralism? Debate and controversy in womens history in Britain
1
Chapter Two Women and industrialization
20
Chapter Three Women and the family
44
Chapter Four Women and paid work
72
Chapter Five Women and education
91
Chapter Six Women and popular literature
111
Chapter Seven Women and health
133
Chapter Eight Women and sexuality
163
Chapter Nine Women and politics
184
Chapter Ten Ethnicity race and empire
210
Chapter Eleven Women and the vote
235
Chapter Twelve Women and war in the twentieth century
261
Index
283
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