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Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

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Reissuing seminal works originally published between 1928 and 1992, Routledge Library Editions: Women's History offers a selection of scholarship covering women's roles, gender battles, feminism and other issues through the ages. Topics include women in the World Wars, prostitution in Victorian times, the history of abortion, women's roles in the Stuart era and women's place in the household and in work.

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  1. Fit Work for Women

    Edited by Sandra Burman

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    This book presents a collection of papers which discuss the origins of the domestic ideal and its effects on activities usually undertaken by women: not only on women’s wage work, but also on activities either not defined as work or accorded an ambiguous status. It discusses the formation of the...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Prostitution and Victorian Social Reform

    By Paul McHugh

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    In the mid-nineteenth century many parts of England and Wales were still subjected to a system of regulated prostitution which, by identifying and detaining for treatment infected prostitutes, aimed to protect members of the armed forces (94 per cent of whom were forbidden to marry) from venereal...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Separate Spheres

    The Opposition to Women's Suffrage in Britain

    By Brian Harrison

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    The British feminist movement has often been studied, but so far nobody has written about its opponents. Dr Harrison argues that British feminism cannot be understood without appreciating the strength and even the contemporary plausibility of ‘the Antis’, as the opponents of women’s suffrage were...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Women and Work in Pre-industrial England

    Edited by Lindsey Charles, Lorna Duffin

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    This book surveys women and work in English society before its transition to industrial capitalism in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The time span of the book from 1300 to 1800 allows comparison of women’s work patterns across various phases of economic and social organisation. It was...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Woman Movement

    Feminism in the United States and England

    By William L. O'Neill

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    This unusual book traces the development of the feminist movement in America and, to a lesser extent, in England. The comparison between the movements is enlightening. Professor O’Neill starts with Mary Wollstonecraft and traces the development of the attack on Victorian institutions right up to...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Abortion in England 1900-1967

    By Barbara Brookes

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    Over the decades from 1900 to 1967 abortion was transformed from an important female-centred form of fertility control into a medical event, closely monitored by the State. This transition, the author argues here, took place against a background of debate over fertility control and its implications...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Women as Mothers in Pre-Industrial England

    Edited by Valerie Fildes

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    Originally published in 1990, this book met the rising interest in the subject of women in pre-industrial England, bringing together a group of scholars with diverse and wide-ranging interests; experts in social and medical history, demography, women’s studies, and the history of the family, whose...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Woman of the Eighteenth Century

    Her Life, from Birth to Death, Her Love and Her Philosophy in the Worlds of Salon, Shop and Street

    By Edmond de Goncourt, Jules de Goncourt

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    This translation of the French Femme au dix-huitiéme siécle from 1862, first published in English in 1928, traces the life of the Eighteenth Century woman in an historical account. Through discussion of evidence from paintings and memoirs, the book draws an intimate lifelike account of what lay...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 'Gilded Prostitution'

    Status, Money and Transatlantic Marriages, 1870-1914

    By Maureen E. Montgomery

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    This book examines the marriages of British peers to American women within the context of the opening up of London and New York society and the growing competitiveness for high social status. In London, American women were often blamed for the growing hedonism and materialism of smart society and...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Edwardian Woman

    By Duncan Crow

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    Covering the period from the beginning of the twentieth century to the outbreak of the First World War, this entertaining account describes the lives of women in all classes of society: the entertainments they watched, the clothes they wore, their education and the effect it had on women’s...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge