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Women's Movements in the United States and Britain from the 1790s to the 1920s.

By: Bolt, Christine.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Taylor and Francis, 2014Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 1322165041; 9781322165042; 9781317867296; 1317867297.Subject(s): Feminism -- United States -- History | Feminism -- Great Britain -- History | Electronic booksDDC classification: 305.0 LOC classification: HQ1419 | .B67 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Introduction -- 1. The setting for the women's movements: From the eighteenth century to the 1820s -- 2. The forces that shaped the women's movements: 1820s-1850s -- 3. The women's movements take off: 1840s-1860s -- 4. The women's movenents, 1870s-1880s: Consolidation and diversification -- 5. The women's movements in maturity: The 1990s -1914 -- 6. The War, the vote, and after: Doldrums and new departures -- Afterword -- Notes -- Index.
Summary: This book presents a study of the development of the feminist movement in Britain and America during the 19th century. Acknowledging the similar social conditions in both countries during that period, the author suggests that a real sense of distinctiveness did exist between British and American feminists. American feminists were inspired by their own perception of the superiority of their social circumstances, for example, whereas British feminists found their cause complicated by traditional considerations of class. Christine Bolt aims to show that the story of the American and British women's movement is one of national distinctiveness within an international cause. This book should be of interest to students and teachers of American and British political history and women's studies.
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Introduction -- 1. The setting for the women's movements: From the eighteenth century to the 1820s -- 2. The forces that shaped the women's movements: 1820s-1850s -- 3. The women's movements take off: 1840s-1860s -- 4. The women's movenents, 1870s-1880s: Consolidation and diversification -- 5. The women's movements in maturity: The 1990s -1914 -- 6. The War, the vote, and after: Doldrums and new departures -- Afterword -- Notes -- Index.

This book presents a study of the development of the feminist movement in Britain and America during the 19th century. Acknowledging the similar social conditions in both countries during that period, the author suggests that a real sense of distinctiveness did exist between British and American feminists. American feminists were inspired by their own perception of the superiority of their social circumstances, for example, whereas British feminists found their cause complicated by traditional considerations of class. Christine Bolt aims to show that the story of the American and British women's movement is one of national distinctiveness within an international cause. This book should be of interest to students and teachers of American and British political history and women's studies.

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