Dictionary of British Women's Organisations, 1825-1960
Edited by David Doughan, Professor Peter Gordon, Peter Gordon
Published March 31st 2001 by Routledge – 232 pages
Series: Woburn Education Series
This dictionary is the first attempt to identify systematically the large heterogeneous group of women's organisations that grew up from the early 19th century up to the beginning of the modern women's movement, from women abolitionists and Chartists through Social workers, nurses, suffragists and sexual reformers to women pilots, journalists and cricketers. The work brings together over 500 separate entities on a wide variety of societies, associations, clubs, unions and other professional, social and political bodies organised by women or for men.
'A most impressive resource for historians of women.' - Women's History Network
'Any budding historian looking for a project on British women's history would find reading the dictionary a useful experience.' - Feminist Collections