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Women, Social Leadership, and the Second World War: Continuities of Class

James Hinton

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243297
eISBN:
9780191714054
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243297.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The associational life of middle-class women in 20th-century England has been largely ignored by historians. During the Second World War women's clubs, guilds, and institutes provided a basis for the ... More


The Business of Women: Female Enterprise and Urban Development in Northern England 1760-1830

Hannah Barker

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199299713
eISBN:
9780191714955
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299713.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book argues that businesswomen were central to urban society and to the operation and development of commerce in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. It presents a rich and complicated ... More


Women and the Labour Movement in Scotland 1850–1914

Eleanor Gordon

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201434
eISBN:
9780191674884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201434.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This is a study of working women in Scotland in the period 1850–1914. In a scholarly analysis, based on a wide range of contemporary sources, the book uncovers the patterns of women's employment, ... More


Conclusion

Eleanor Gordon

in Women and the Labour Movement in Scotland 1850–1914

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201434
eISBN:
9780191674884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201434.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter concludes that the history of women's employment in Scotland from 1850 until the First World War is a strong confirmation of the view that women's subordinate position in the labour ... More


Conclusion

K. D. Reynolds

in Aristocratic Women and Political Society in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207276
eISBN:
9780191677601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207276.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

By examining the lives of aristocratic women during the first forty years of Victoria's reign, this book proposes a reading of aristocratic political society which does not rest on a notion of ... More


Women Against the Vote: Female Anti-Suffragism in Britain

Julia Bush

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199248773
eISBN:
9780191714689
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248773.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book provides the first full history of the female campaign against votes for women in late 19th- and early 20th-century Britain. By 1914, the National League for Opposing Woman Suffrage was ... More


Associational voluntarism in interwar Britain

Helen McCarthy

in The Ages of Voluntarism: How we got to the Big Society

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264829
eISBN:
9780191754036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264829.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the interwar voluntary sector to demonstrate that associational life did not come to be dominated by the ideologies of class and mass political parties, but rather continued to ... More


Colonizing the Urban Public Sphere

James Hinton

in Women, Social Leadership, and the Second World War: Continuities of Class

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243297
eISBN:
9780191714054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243297.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter describes the shape and nature of the female public sphere as it existed in the late 1930s, arguing that the women's organizations which burgeoned in the inter-war years did much to ... More


Integrating the Working Class

James Hinton

in Women, Social Leadership, and the Second World War: Continuities of Class

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243297
eISBN:
9780191714054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243297.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the attempts of the national WVS leadership to reach out to working-class female activists, often against opposition from both the established middle-class social leaders in ... More


Rural England

James Hinton

in Women, Social Leadership, and the Second World War: Continuities of Class

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243297
eISBN:
9780191714054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243297.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In the shire counties as in the towns, the WVS built on existing women's networks, notably the Women's Institutes which, despite their formally democratic structures, usually served to uphold middle ... More


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