Finding out about women in twentieth century Britain by Sarah Harris

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Published by B.T. Batsford in London .

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  • Women -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.

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Other titlesWomen in twentieth century Britain.
StatementSarah Harris.
SeriesFinding out about series
LC ClassificationsHQ1593 .H37 1989
The Physical Object
Pagination48 p. :
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1793248M
ISBN 100713456612
LC Control Number89191759

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It covers their struggle for equality in education, employment, political life. Sheila Rowbotham is Professor of Gender and Labour History at the University of Manchester, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Her many books include the James Tait Black–shortlisted Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and Love, A Century of Women: The History of Women in Britain and the United States in Cited by: 7.

From the Back Cover. Women's lives in Britain have changed dramatically over the course of the twentieth century: reduced fertility and hugely increased participation in education, work and public life are just some examples. At the same time, women are under-represented in many areas, are paid significantly less than men, Format: Paperback.

Women in Twentieth-century Britain. An illustrated history of women's lives, work, culture and citizenship through the twentieth century. Beginning with a contextualising discussion of the nature of women's history and the way it has developed as a subject for study over the course of this century, the book is thereafter divided into four sections.

Nineteenth-century feminists fought for higher education as proof of women's mental and intellectual capacities, to enable them to practise medicine and to better their chances in teaching.

Changes in educational provision for middle­ class girls and women in the late Victorian period were intimately connected with the rise of 'first-wave. A Century of Women: The History of Women in Britain and the United States in the Twentieth Century. Far more than a historical subcategory, women have been driving forces behind world war politics, global migration, maternal welfare, sexual revolution, and modern labor movements/5.

A century of women: the history of women in Britain and the United States User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Rowbotham (sociology, Manchester Univ.) considers the history of 20th-century women in the United Kingdom and the United States, looking at both countries to satisfy her own curiosity and to Read full review.

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The Women's Century by Mary Turner is a wonderful introduction to feminism and the role of women in 20th century Britain.

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Nancy Astor thus became the first woman to take her seat in the British parliament in as member for Plymouth South. The next major breakthrough for women in politics was in when Margaret Bondfield became the first woman cabinet minister.

The Women’s Suffrage Movement in Britain, New York: St. Martin’s Press, This book provides a good overview of the entire suffrage movement, including a summary of the main suffrage groups and societies.

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For similar reactions in the 18th century see Tanya Evans, Unfortunate Objects: Lone Mothers in Eighteenth-Century London (Basingstoke, ) and in the 20th century see Tanya Evans and Pat Thane, Unmarried Motherhood in Twentieth-Century.

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Paris was the centre of all fashion and rich women went there to buy their clothes. They wore feathers, lace, and pearls. Working women wore simple dresses and sturdy buttoned boots or shoes.

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An iconic figure of twentieth Century film Katharine Hepburn won 4 Oscars and received over 12 Oscar nominations. Her lifestyle was unconventional at the time and through her acting and life, she helped redefine traditional views of women’s role in society.

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