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Women and the family in political culture

Kathryn Gleadle

in Borderline Citizens: Women, Gender and Political Culture in Britain, 1815-1867

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264492
eISBN:
9780191734274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264492.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Historians of feminism, such as Jane Rendall, have demonstrated how the family was construed as a vital locus of civic virtue in Enlightenment histories, evangelical moralizing, and revolutionary ... More


‘Doing good by wholesale’: women, gender, and politics in the family network of Thomas Fowell Buxton

Kathryn Gleadle

in Borderline Citizens: Women, Gender and Political Culture in Britain, 1815-1867

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264492
eISBN:
9780191734274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264492.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on a family network and considers how the various sites of political engagement — the ‘public’ sphere, the parochial realm, and the family — functioned together in the ... More


Woman as Hero: Conrad and the Polish Romantic Tradition

Susan Jones

in Conrad and Women

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184485
eISBN:
9780191674273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184485.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the female influence during his early years in Poland, and illuminates the role played by female protagonists in Conrad's fiction by considering them in the context of the ... More


‘Aristocratical and Female Influence’: Elections and Electioneering

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/9780198207276.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Female influence in the electoral arena was indirect. Nevertheless, aristocratic women exerted considerable influence over the polls, as owners of property and as the friends and relatives of ... More


Female Influence Is Powerful: Respectability, Responsibility, and Setting the Terms of the Woman Question Debate

Martha S. Jones

in All Bound Up Together: The Woman Question in African American Public Culture, 1830-1900

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831526
eISBN:
9781469605012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888902_jones.4
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents Maria Stewart as the embodiment of the woman question. It situates the challenges encountered by this woman of exceptional talents as characteristic of a broader debate over the ... More


Right Is of No Sex: Reframing the Debate through the Rights of Women

Martha S. Jones

in All Bound Up Together: The Woman Question in African American Public Culture, 1830-1900

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831526
eISBN:
9781469605012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888902_jones.5
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the September 1848 National Convention of Colored Freedmen, which called for women's “equal” participation in the proceedings. It lifts the debate over women at the Cleveland ... More


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