May Tennant

a portrait


Author: Violet Rosa Markham

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 72

View: 9015

A Historical Dictionary of British Women


Author: Cathy Hartley

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781857432282

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 500

View: 9077

This reference book, containing the biographies of more than 1,100 notable British women from Boudicca to Barbara Castle, is an absorbing record of female achievement spanning some 2,000 years of British life. Most of the lives included are those of women whose work took them in some way before the public and who therefore played a direct and important role in broadening the horizons of women. Also included are women who influenced events in a more indirect way: the wives of kings and politicians, mistresses, ladies in waiting and society hostesses. Originally published as The Europa Biographical Dictionary of British Women, this newly re-worked edition includes key figures who have died in the last 20 years, such as The Queen Mother, Baroness Ryder of Warsaw, Elizabeth Jennings and Christina Foyle.

Organized Patriotism and the Crucible of War

Popular Imperialism in Britain, 1914-1932


Author: Matthew C. Hendley

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773587322

Category: History

Page: 376

View: 1130

Patriotic organizations in prewar Britain are often blamed for the public's enthusiastic response to the outbreak of World War One. The wartime experience of these same organizations is insufficiently understood. In Organized Patriotism and the Crucible of War, Matthew Hendley examines how the stresses and strains of the Great War radically reshaped popular patriotism and imperialism in Britain after 1918. Using insights from gender history and recent accounts of associational life in early twentieth-century Britain, Hendley compares the wartime and postwar histories of three major patriotic organizations founded between 1901 and 1902 - the National Service League, the League of the Empire, and the Victoria League. He shows how the National Service League, strongly masculinist and supportive of militaristic aims, floundered in wartime. Conversely, the League of the Empire and the Victoria League, with strong female memberships, goals related to education and hospitality, and a language emphasizing metaphors of family, home, and kinship prospered in wartime and beyond into the 1920s. Organized Patriotism and the Crucible of War is a richly detailed study of women's roles in Britain during the height of popular imperialism, as well as a major contribution to our understanding of the continuities in Britain before and after the First World War.

Not Only The Dangerous Trades

Women's Work And Health In Britain 1880-1914


Author: Barbara Harrison

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1135748748

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

View: 5549

Using original research and focusing on occupational ill-health in relation to women workers, this book presents a perspective for the analysis of both gender and work and work and ill-health. The author gives a critique of traditional theoretical accounts of gender relations, state intervention and industrial ill-health. The chapters examine the extent to which feminist activists got involved in debates about health and industrial work, and show how activists went beyond the concerns of suffrage.; The book presents a historical period which was marked by a change in the role of the state with respect to intervention in industrial conditions, and analyses the coincidence of this with three other significant developments: the growth of expertise in industrial disease; the employment of women in the factory to take on responsibilities in relation to other women; and changes in the direction of feminist activism. In light of this analysis, the author suggests that some theoretical approaches to both gender relations and health and safety requirements require modification.

General Catalogue of Printed Books

Photolithographic Edition to 1955


Author: British Museum. Dept. of Printed Books

Publisher: N.A


Category: English imprints

Page: N.A

View: 8596

Das "Innere Kabinett"


Author: Christoph Cornelissen

Publisher: Matthiessen Verlag

ISBN: 9783786814467

Category: Great Britain

Page: 420

View: 4991

Before de Suffragettes

Women's Emancipation in the 1890s


Author: David Rubinstein

Publisher: Harvester


Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 9944

The Factory Acts in Ireland, 1802-1914


Author: Desmond S. Greer,James W. Nicolson

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd


Category: Law

Page: 438

View: 5721

Working conditions in Irish industry prior to 1914 were frequently harsh and dangerous, particularly for women and children. The large textile, shipbuilding and engineering works in the North were typical products of the industrial revolution, but the smaller factories and workshops located in other parts of the island also exposed workers to unfair terms and conditions of employment. The Factory Acts sought to improve working conditions throughout the United Kingdom. In this book, the authors examine the development of this early health and safety legislation and its system of public inspection and assess its effectiveness in ameliorating the position of workers in factories and workshops throughout Ireland. Particular reference is made to the regulation of health, safety and the fair payment of wages to women and children working in the linen industry, the prevention of accidents to the men employed in shipbuilding and on the docks, and the inspection of working conditions in the industrial processing of agricultural products. The role played in Ireland by lady inspectors, some of the earliest women servants of the state, is examined, and case studies of attempts to enforce the Factory Acts in the magistrates' courts provide a fascinating insight into a hitherto neglected aspect of the administration of justice in 19th-century Ireland. In their closing chapter the authors trace the development of the law governing the right to compensation for death and injury at work.

Lady Dilke: a biography


Author: Betty Askwith

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 246

View: 4894

The Sphere

An Illustrated Newspaper for the Home


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 8547

The Proud Tower

A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914;Barbara W. Tuchman's Great War Series


Author: Barbara W. Tuchman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0307798119

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 3030

The Proud Tower, the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Guns of August, and The Zimmerman Telegram comprise Barbara W. Tuchman’s classic histories of the First World War era During the fateful quarter century leading up to World War I, the climax of a century of rapid, unprecedented change, a privileged few enjoyed Olympian luxury as the underclass was “heaving in its pain, its power, and its hate.” In The Proud Tower, Barbara W. Tuchman brings the era to vivid life: the decline of the Edwardian aristocracy; the Anarchists of Europe and America; Germany and its self-depicted hero, Richard Strauss; Diaghilev’s Russian ballet and Stravinsky’s music; the Dreyfus Affair; the Peace Conferences in The Hague; and the enthusiasm and tragedy of Socialism, epitomized by the assassination of Jean Jaurès on the night the Great War began and an epoch came to a close. Praise for The Proud Tower “[Barbara W. Tuchman’s] Pulitzer Prize–winning The Guns of August was an expert evocation of the first spasm of the 1914–1918 war. She brings the same narrative gifts and panoramic camera eye to her portrait of the antebellum world.”—Newsweek “A rare combination of impeccable scholarship and literary polish . . . It would be impossible to read The Proud Tower without pleasure and admiration.”—The New York Times “An exquisitely written and thoroughly engrossing work . . . The author’s knowledge and skill are so impressive that they whet the appetite for more.”—Chicago Tribune “[Tuchman] tells her story with cool wit and warm understanding.”—Time From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Women's Land Army

A Portrait


Author: Gill Clarke

Publisher: Sansom (Acc)


Category: Art

Page: 216

View: 8529

"Using both words and images author Gill Clarke tracks the genesis of the Women's Land army in the First World War through to its re-formation in the Second World War and final disbandment in 1950. This is the first study to make extensive use of paintings by distinguished and lesser-known artists, together with recruitment posters, cartoons and photographs from both World Wars to portray the life and work of the Women's Land Army." "Theirs is something of a forgotten history. Yet, the work these women did on the land often in terrible conditions was vital to the success of the war efforts. They played a crucial part in increasing levels of productivity from the land in both World Wars. Drawing on published autobiographies and recent interviews by the author with Land Girls in the Second World War this book tells their story and those of the artists and illustrators who recorded their heroic work." "This book will appeal not only to former Land Girls and their families, but to a varied audience including students, researchers and scholars of art, social and cultural history and biographical studies. In addition it will appeal to those with an interest in the connections between biography and art."--BOOK JACKET.



Author: Emma Tennant

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1448211433

Category: Fiction

Page: 369

View: 4081

Elizabeth wins Darcy, and Jane wins Bingley - but do they 'live happily ever after'? Emma Tennant's bestselling sequels to Pride and Prejudice ingeniously pick up several threads from Jane Austen's timeless novel, in a lighthearted and affectionate look at the possible subsequent lives of all the main characters. Pemberley tells of Elizabeth's failure to produce a child; while An Unequal Marriage continues the story of the Bennets and their wider circle into the next generation. Sparkling, stylish and ironic, with imaginative insights into the emotions and mores of eighteenth-century English high society, these are elegant and diverting social comedies by a master of the genre.