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Freedom Bound : Documents on Women in Colonial Australia I - Patricia Grimshaw

Freedom Bound

Documents on Women in Colonial Australia I

By: Patricia Grimshaw (Editor), Marian Quartly (Editor), Susan Janson (Editor)

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Published: 1st February 1995
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Over generations, Australian women have envisaged a world of freedom. This new collection of documents - letters, diary extracts, poems, public speeches - charts the visions that inspired women and the obstacles that confronted them. Dealing with the period from colonisation to Federation in 1901, Freedom Bound I shows how intertwined were women's public and personal lives, and how bound by custom, ties, affections and duties. The different meanings of freedom have been shaped by the nature of women's oppression, their quests given focus by their different points of departure. Convict women protested - often violently - at the indignities they endured; Aboriginal women protested at the cruelty of the frontier and the paternalism of the mission; and white middle-class women demanded the freedom to participate in the public world. Together with its companion volume, Freedom Bound II, which deals with the twentieth century, this volume documents the dreams that inspired women, the pleasures and pain that informed their politics and the desires that enthralled them, even as they bade them to be free. It is an essential resource for students and teachers of Australian women's history.

Introduction
Acknowledgements
Women in convict society 1788-1840p. 1
Women in a masculine democracy 1840-1860p. 36
Frontiers - rural and urban 1860-1885p. 74
Seeking social solutions 1886-1901p. 129
Notesp. 179
Select bibliographyp. 186
Indexp. 190
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781863737357
ISBN-10: 1863737359
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st February 1995
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.0  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.33