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A Crisis of Christendom, 1900–1914

Keith Robbins

in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales: The Christian Church 1900-2000

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780198263715
eISBN:
9780191714283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263715.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

This chapter considers who did and did not go to church (and why), at a time when the UK was at war at the beginning of the century. It notes various steps to bridge the gap between the classes — ... More


Sisters and Sisterhood: The Kenney Family, Class, and Suffrage, 1890-1965

Lyndsey Jenkins

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780192848802
eISBN:
9780191944086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192848802.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This is a book about the possibilities for, and experiences of, working-class women in the militant suffrage movement. It uses the Kenney family as a case study through which to understand who these ... More


Women's Suffrage and Public Opinion

Martin Pugh

in The March of the Women: A Revisionist Analysis of the Campaign for Women's Suffrage, 1866-1914

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199250226
eISBN:
9780191697890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250226.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter analyses and evaluates militancy which is designed to show it as a far more varied and in some ways subtle movement than is usually thought. Militancy is revealed as involving a wide ... More


Homemade Jams & Militant Martyrs: Politics of Generosity in Campaigns for Women’s Suffrage

Jill Rappoport

in Giving Women: Alliance and Exchange in Victorian Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199772605
eISBN:
9780199919000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772605.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Women's Literature

This book ends by showing how these traditions of gendered gifts and sacrifices finally promoted the fight for suffrage, which is typically discussed in terms of women’s arguments for equal rights ... More


Sylvia Pankhurst in 1919: Feminism, Communism and Interwar Internationalism

Neelam Srivastava

in The Global Challenge of Peace: 1919 as a Contested Threshold to a New World Order

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781800857193
eISBN:
9781800852792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800857193.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Sylvia Pankhurst is better known for her connections to the suffragette movement than for her role in the establishment of the British Communist Party and her lifelong commitment to anti-colonial ... More


The Social and Cultural Uses of Food Separation

Peter Childs

in Gastro-modernism: Food, Literature, Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781942954682
eISBN:
9781789623635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954682.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The status of food, as a source of nourishment and as a cultural signifier, underwent a transformation over the hundred years from the mid nineteenth to the mid twentieth centuries. During this ... More


Shakespeare's Women and the Fin de Siècle

Sophie Duncan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198790846
eISBN:
9780191833298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790846.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book illuminates the most iconoclastic late-Victorian performances of Shakespeare’s heroines, through the celebrity, commentary, and wider careers of the actresses who played them. Bringing ... More


Introduction

Maureen Wright

in Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy and the Victorian Feminist Movement: The Biography of an Insurgent Woman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081095
eISBN:
9781781700037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081095.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter reviews the reasons for presenting a chronological biography of Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy, as opposed to a thematic or theoretical interpretation of her ideals. It also provides a ... More


Introduction

Lyndsey Jenkins

in Sisters and Sisterhood: The Kenney Family, Class, and Suffrage, 1890-1965

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780192848802
eISBN:
9780191944086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192848802.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explains who the Kenneys were, provides biographical detail about the family and the individual sisters, and sets out the political, economic, social, and cultural context in which they ... More


Class

Lyndsey Jenkins

in Sisters and Sisterhood: The Kenney Family, Class, and Suffrage, 1890-1965

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780192848802
eISBN:
9780191944086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192848802.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter shows that Annie Kenney’s suffragette career offers fresh insight into the way that class was represented, understood, and experienced within the WSPU. While WSPU activists frequently ... More


Angel in the Big House

Kathleen Frederickson

in The Ploy of Instinct: Victorian Sciences of Nature and Sexuality in Liberal Governance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262519
eISBN:
9780823266395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262519.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In a move that reflects instinct’s position in civilization more generally, the rational citizen was sometimes the binary counterpart to the instinctive woman and sometimes a figure endowed with his ... More


Democratic Fair Play: The Wilson Administration in Republican Washington

Eric S. Yellin

in Racism in the Nation's Service: Government Workers and the Color Line in Woodrow Wilson's America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607207
eISBN:
9781469608020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607207.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter talks about how Swan Kendrick had spent the week soaking up all the fanfare that accompanied Woodrow Wilson's inauguration. He was elated by the presence of black women in the ... More


Christabel Pankhurst: a Conservative suffragette?

June Purvis

in Rethinking Right-Wing Women: Gender and the Conservative Party, 1880s To the Present

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784994389
eISBN:
9781526132383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994389.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter explores the commonly stated claim that Christabel Pankhurst was a Conservative. The claim, made by her socialist-feminist sister Sylvia in her influential book The suffragette ... More


Virginia Woolf and the War on Books: Cultural Heritage and Dis-Heritage in the 1930s

Diane F. Gillespie

in Virginia Woolf and Heritage

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781942954422
eISBN:
9781786944368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954422.003.0025
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In 1821, Heinrich Heine famously and prophetically wrote, “’When they burn books, they will also, in the end, burn human beings.’” In January 1933 Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany. On May ... More


Women’s suffrage and theatricality

Sos Eltis

in "Politics, performance and popular culture": Theatre and society in nineteenth-century Britain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719091698
eISBN:
9781526109989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091698.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

Eltis explores the ways in which the women’s suffrage campaign was performative, surveying the connections between suffrage activism, theatre, and protest. The campaign for Votes for Women was the ... More


Bachelor girls, mistresses and the New Woman heroine

Emma Liggins

in Odd women?: Spinsters, lesbians and widows in British women's fiction, 1850s–1930s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719087561
eISBN:
9781781706855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087561.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Myths of the spinster as asexual, barren and dowdy are challenged in the second chapter, by an exploration of the figure of the New Woman or bachelor girl, and the alternative glamorous identity of ... More


Alternative living in the English countryside: Utopian colonies

John Field

in Working men's bodies: Work camps in Britain, 1880-1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719087684
eISBN:
9781781706015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087684.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

Ideas of land settlement have a long historyin Britain. By the 1880s, a number of groups had developed proposals for alternative utopian colonies that would become the kernel of a new way of living. ... More


The role of social movements leading to the emergence of women public intellectuals

Ann Brooks

in Women, Politics and the Public Sphere

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447330639
eISBN:
9781447341383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447330639.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter addresses the significance of social movements in accelerating women into the public sphere as public intellectuals. Indeed, the role of social movements was important in defining women ... More


Political Imprisonment and the Irish, 1912-1921

William Murphy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199569076
eISBN:
9780191747373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569076.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This book analyses the role of political imprisonment during a period in Irish history when prisons were at the heart of a series of contests, including the violent campaign for Irish independence. ... More


Defining Life in Essays and Reports: “Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown” and the Government Reports on Infant Human Mortality

Julie Vandivere

in Virginia Woolf and the World of Books

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781942954569
eISBN:
9781789629392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954569.003.0035
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter revisits two major points in Woolf's essay 'Mr. Bennet and Mrs. Brown' - that human nature changed in or about December 1910, and that novelists have become too caught up in 'things' as ... More


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