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History of Feminism

The History of Feminism series aims to make key archival source material available to scholars, researchers, postgraduates and undergraduates working in the fields of women and gender studies, women's history and women's writing. Subject matter and texts are selected for their decisive contribution to the feminist history of ideas in an international context.

Sets are published in hardback format of between three to six volumes and include full-length documents, pamphlets, reviews, newspaper articles and debates, letters, and fiction. The first set, Sex, Social Purity and Sarah Grand (edited by Ann Heilmann and Stephanie Forward), is concerned with the most prominent British New Woman writer and her contemporary critical reception.

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11-20 of 23 results in History of Feminism
  1. Nineteenth-Century British Women's Education, 1840–1900

    Edited by Susan Hamilton, Janice Schroeder

    Series: History of Feminism

    This new six-volume collection from Routledge and Edition Synapse brings together key documents from the Victorian feminist campaign to establish and improve girls’ and women’s education. The set is divided into two sections, both of which incorporate materials that argue for the improvement of...

    Published August 29th 2007 by Routledge

  2. African American Feminisms, 1828–1923

    Edited by Teresa Zackodnik

    Series: History of Feminism

    The black women's club movement is frequently seen as definitive of "first-wave" African American feminism. However, this six-volume collection from the History of Feminism series draws together key documents that show the varied political work African American feminists were undertaking well...

    Published June 7th 2007 by Routledge

  3. Women's Suffrage Literature

    By Katharine Cockin, Glenda Norquay, Sowon Park

    Series: History of Feminism

    Women's Suffrage Literature is a new Major Work from Routledge and Edition Synapse. It makes available in facsimile key texts which represent the wealth of creative writing that emerged around the issue of women’s suffrage in the early twentieth century. The collection includes five...

    Published December 18th 2006 by Routledge

  4. Women and Cross-Dressing: 1800-1939

    Edited by Heike Bauer

    Series: History of Feminism

    This three-volume collection focuses on writings by and about cross-dressing women from the early nineteenth century up until the beginning of World War II. In so doing, it provides a new perspective on one of the most decisive periods in the history of feminism. The anthology brings together for...

    Published August 25th 2006 by Routledge

  5. Women's Travel Writing, 1750-1850

    Edited by Caroline Franklin

    Series: History of Feminism

    The Romantic Period saw a massive advance in British colonial expansion, which was accompanied by a corresponding expansion in travel writings. These published letters, journals and books provided British readers with detailed accounts of new and exotic locations and thus engaged the reading public...

    Published May 12th 2006 by Routledge

  6. Feminism and the Periodical Press, 1900-1918

    Edited by Lucy Delap, Maria DiCenzo, Leila Ryan

    Series: History of Feminism

    The Edwardian period experienced a particularly vibrant periodical culture, with phenomenal growth in the numbers of titles published that were either aimed specifically at women, or else saw women as a key section of their readership or contributor group. It was an era of political ferment in...

    Published December 23rd 2005 by Routledge

  7. Animal Welfare and Anti-Vivisection 1870-1910

    Nineteenth-Century Women's Mission

    Edited by Susan Hamilton

    Series: History of Feminism

    This three-volume set brings together a range of documents that allows researchers to explore the nineteenth-century vivisection controversy, its relation to the prominent animal welfare movement and the specific role of women within the movement.The collection maps the battle over the meaning of...

    Published July 1st 2004 by Routledge

  8. Women, Madness and Spiritualism

    Edited by Bridget Bennett, Helen Nicholson, Roy Porter

    Series: History of Feminism

    This set reproduces seminal writings by three exceptional nineteenth-century women. Georgina Weldon, Louisa Lowe and Susan Willis Fletcher were certified as insane by the Victorian medical establishment and were threatened with incarceration for their eccentric and transgressive behaviour. All...

    Published June 26th 2003 by Routledge

  9. Josephine Butler and the Prostitution Campaigns

    Diseases of the Body Politic

    Edited by Jane Jordan, Ingrid Sharp

    Series: History of Feminism

    This five volume set deals in detail with Josephine Butler's campaign for the repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts in Britain and the Colonies. At present, access to Butler's work is restricted as a number of relevant anthologies are out of print. The bulk of these can only be read in specialist...

    Published March 13th 2003 by Routledge

  10. International Woman Suffrage

    Ius Suffragii 1913-1920

    Edited by Sybil Oldfield

    Series: History of Feminism

    An indispensable reference and research resource, International Woman Suffrage (originally Ius Suffragii) was the monthly periodical of the early twentieth-century worldwide women's movement. Its function was to inform women working for equal citizenship in one part of the world about the...

    Published December 26th 2002 by Routledge

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