Women in England 1760-1914

Women in England 1760-1914 : A Social History

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A rich and fresh survey of women's lives between George III and the First World WarUsing diaries, letters, memoirs as well as social and statistical research, this book looks at life-expectancy, sex, marriage and childbirth, and work inside and outside the home, for all classes of women. It charts the poverty and struggles of the working class as well as the leadership roles of middle-class and elite women. It considers the influence of religion, education, and politics, especially the advent of organised feminism and the suffragette movement. It looks, too, at the huge role played by women in the British Empire: how imperialism shaped English women's lives and how women also moulded the Empire.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 124 x 198 x 26mm | 340.2g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 16 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0753819899
  • 9780753819890
  • 223,608

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The research is impeccable. * HAM & HIGH * An intriguing and scholarly study. * GOOD BOOK GUIDE * The book is well researched and lavishly illustrated... it offers a fresh and lively interpretation of women's lives between the reign of George III and the First World War. * SUNDAY HERALD * [an] engaging book ... Steinbach shows the tension between the political, legal and cultural restrictions against women and the impressive range of activities in which they nevertheless engaged. * DAILY TELEGRAPH * Steinbach is an American academic, but the book is refreshingly free of the compound nouns and tortured syntax that usually characterise that calling... Steinbach maintains a clear chronological approach within each theme, and writes plain prose, not feminist polemic. The result is admirable and exemplary. * THE TIMES *show more

About Susie Steinbach

Susie Steinbach is Associate Professor of History at Hamline University, Minnesota. Previously she taught history at Yale University, where she was a prize student.show more

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