Eleanor Rathbone

Eleanor Rathbone

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Eleanor Florence Rathbone (12 May 1872 - 2 January 1946) was an independent British Member of Parliament (MP) and long-term campaigner for women's rights. She was a member of the noted Rathbone family of Liverpool. Rathbone was the daughter of the social reformer William Rathbone VI and his second wife, Emily Lyle. Her family encouraged her to concentrate on social issues. Rathbone went to Kensington High School, London, and later studied in Somerville College, Oxford, over the protests of her mother. After graduation, she worked alongside her father to investigate social and industrial conditions in Liverpool until William Rathbone died in 1902. They also opposed the Second Boer War. In 1903 Rathbone published their Report on the results of a Special Inquiry into the conditions of Labour at the Liverpool Docks. In 1905 she assisted her father in establishing the School of Social Science at the University of Liverpool, where she lectured in public administration. Her connection with the University is still recognised by the Eleanor Rathbone building, lecture theatre and Chair of Sociology.show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 222g
  • Anim Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136652927
  • 9786136652924