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Struggle and Suffrage in Bradford : Women's Lives and the Fight for Equality - Rachel Bellerby

Struggle and Suffrage in Bradford

Women's Lives and the Fight for Equality

Paperback Published: 19th May 2019
ISBN: 9781526716927
Number Of Pages: 144

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In 1850, the population of Bradford was 103,000, having soared from 34,000 just ten years earlier. The town was on the cusp of worldwide fame as, over the coming decades, it would grow to become the wool capital of the world.

Struggle and Suffrage in Bradford explores what it was like to be a woman in Bradford between the years 1850 and 1950 - a century of incredible change as the town became a city and women's roles, both at home and in society, altered dramatically.

Bradford-born author Rachel Bellerby explores a wide range of sources to share incredible tales of Bradford women of all classes, using oral testimonies, newspaper reports and official documentation. This is the story of the struggles and prejudice which women overcame, a celebration of the achievements of Bradford women, and a fresh new look at a history which, until now, has focused largely on men.

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About the Author

Rachel Bellerby is an experienced journalist who specialises in the local, family and industrial history of Yorkshire. She has a lifetime's knowledge of Bradford's history and her ancestors have lived in the city since the early nineteenth century. She is the author of Chasing the Sixpence: Memories of Bradford Mill Workers and Tracing Your Yorkshire Ancestors.

ISBN: 9781526716927
ISBN-10: 1526716925
Series: Struggle and Suffrage
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 19th May 2019
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45

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