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The organisations

Megan Smitley

in The Feminine Public Sphere: Middle-Class Women in Civic Life in Scotland, C.1870–1914

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079665
eISBN:
9781781703069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079665.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter revolves around the core context of female public sphere. Female associationalism was the starting point for many middle-class women's public lives. Reforming organisations such as ... More


New views of the women’ suffrage campaign: Liberal women and regional perspectives

Megan Smitley

in The Feminine Public Sphere: Middle-Class Women in Civic Life in Scotland, C.1870–1914

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079665
eISBN:
9781781703069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079665.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter gives an analysis of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Association for Women's Suffrage (GWSAWS) relationship with the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS), which suggests ... More


The impact of machinery: hullbuilders

Alastair J. Reid

in The Tide of Democracy: Shipyard Workers and Social Relations in Britain, 1870-1950

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081033
eISBN:
9781781702949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081033.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter explores on the impact of machinery on traditional skills in the shipbuilding industry. It suggests that the evidence needs to be handled with some care for, by being over-influenced by ... More


Housewives and citizens: Domesticity and the women's movement in England, 1928-64

Caitriona Beaumont

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719086076
eISBN:
9781781705971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086076.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book explores the contribution that five conservative, voluntary and popular women's organisations made to women's lives and to the campaign for women's rights throughout the period 1928 to ... More


Germanía contracts: the exception to the rule

Dana Wessell Lightfoot

in Women, dowries and agency: Marriage in fifteenth-century Valencia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780719089466
eISBN:
9781781706633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089466.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter Four of this moves away from the dotal regime to explore another system of marital assigns utilized in late medieval Valencian society, known as germania. This regime stipulated that all of a ... More


Introduction

Caitríona Beaumont

in Housewives and citizens: Domesticity and the women's movement in England, 1928-64

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719086076
eISBN:
9781781705971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086076.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The introduction sets out current historical debates on the history of the women's movement in twentieth century Britain and argues that the term women's movement needs to be re-defined to encompass ... More


Origins and aspirations: voluntary women's organisations and the representation of housewives, mothers and citizens

Caitríona Beaumont

in Housewives and citizens: Domesticity and the women's movement in England, 1928-64

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719086076
eISBN:
9781781705971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086076.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter explores the origins and aims of the five voluntary women's organisations included in this research: the Mothers’ Union, Catholic Women's League, National Council of Women, National ... More


Welfare rights for women: maternity care, social welfare benefits and family allowances

Caitríona Beaumont

in Housewives and citizens: Domesticity and the women's movement in England, 1928-64

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719086076
eISBN:
9781781705971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086076.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

Continuing with the debate on how voluntary women's organisations used the rhetoric of citizenship to campaign on behalf of women this chapter focuses on health and social welfare reform. Three ... More


Domesticity, modernity and women's rights: voluntary women's organisations and the women's movement 1950–64

Caitríona Beaumont

in Housewives and citizens: Domesticity and the women's movement in England, 1928-64

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719086076
eISBN:
9781781705971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086076.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

This final chapter explores the activities and objectives of the Mothers’ Union, Catholic Women's League, National Council of Women, Women's Institutes and Townswomen's Guilds throughout the 1950s ... More


Unemployment and the Depression in Interwar Britain

Stephanie Ward

in Unemployment and the state in Britain: The means test and protest in 1930s south Wales and north-east England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719086809
eISBN:
9781781705995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086809.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter explores the economic and employment situation in Britain from the close of the First World War. It charts the unfolding of a world economic crisis in the 1920s and the response and ... More


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