May Tennant

a portrait

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Author: Violet Rosa Markham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 72

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A Historical Dictionary of British Women

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Author: Cathy Hartley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135355339

Category: History

Page: 512

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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

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Author: Matthew C. Hendley

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773587322

Category: History

Page: 376

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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

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Author: Barbara Harrison

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1135748748

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

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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.

Oxford dictionary of national biography

from the earliest times to the year 2000

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Author: Henry Colin Gray Matthew,Brian Howard Harrison,British Academy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198614043

Category: British

Page: 976

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50,000 biographies and 60 million words record the lives of the men and women who shaped all aspects of British history. All walks of life are represented, new fields greatly increased alongside more traditional areas. A new focus gives extended coverageto the regions, Britons abroad and former colonies.

General Catalogue of Printed Books

Photolithographic Edition to 1955

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Author: British Museum. Dept. of Printed Books

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English imprints

Page: N.A

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Before de Suffragettes

Women's Emancipation in the 1890s

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Author: David Rubinstein

Publisher: Harvester

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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