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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. '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

  7. 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

  8. Women and the Media

    Feminism and Femininity in Britain, 1900 to the Present

    Edited by Maggie Andrews, Sallie McNamara

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and History

    The media have played a significant role in the contested and changing social position of women in Britain since the 1900s. They have facilitated feminism by both providing discourses and images from which women can construct their identities, and offering spaces where hegemonic ideas of femininity...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Women and Spanish Fascism

    The Women's Section of the Falange 1934-1959

    By Kathleen J.L. Richmond

    Series: Routledge/Canada Blanch Studies on Contemporary Spain

    Using forty-five interviews with former members and sympathisers, this book traces the development of the Women's section of the Franco government from its roots in the Spanish fascist party to its role in the dictatorship up to 1959. The study reveals that despite its anti-feminist agenda, the...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Class, Gender, and the American Family Farm in the 20th Century

    By Elizabeth A. Ramey

    Series: New Political Economy

    Integrating a focus on gender with Marx’s surplus-based notion of class, this book offers a one-of-a-kind analysis of family farms in the United States. The analysis shows how gender and class struggles developed during important moments in the history of these family farms shaped the trajectory of...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge