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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


Widows: Gendered Experiences of Widowhood

Pat Jalland

in Death in the Victorian Family

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201885
eISBN:
9780191675058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201885.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the plight and sorrow of the Victorian and Edwardian women in the face of their husband's death. In the 19th century, the mortality rates were high producing high rates of ... More


Familial Ghosts: Louise Stockton, Olivia Howard Dunbar, Edith Wharton, Josephine Daskam Bacon, Elia Wilkinson Peattie, Georgia Wood Pangborn, and Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

in Scare Tactics: Supernatural Fiction by American Women

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823229857
eISBN:
9780823241040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823229857.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter addresses a different set of female anxieties — one that has less to do with outright violence and more to do with cultural expectations and social demands. The dominant issues in ghost ... More


Infidel feminism: Secularism, religion and women's emancipation, England 1830–1914

Laura Schwartz

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719085826
eISBN:
9781781704936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085826.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book studies a distinctive brand of women's rights that emerged out of the Victorian Secularist movement, and looks at the lives and work of a number of female activists, whose renunciation of ... More


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