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The Early Feminists : Radical Unitarians and the Emergence of the Women's Rights Movement, 1831-51 - Kathryn Gleadle

The Early Feminists

Radical Unitarians and the Emergence of the Women's Rights Movement, 1831-51

Hardcover Published: 11th July 1995
ISBN: 9780333633823
Number Of Pages: 266

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This book redefines the origins of the nineteenth-century women's rights campaigns in Britain, demonstrating that a vibrant, but previously neglected feminist network existed during the 1830s and 1840s. Gleadle demonstrates that these reformers, whom she terms the 'radical unitarians', must be understood within the context of the contemporary Unitarian culture. She shows how their desire to transform society and elevate women's position led them to embark upon many groundbreaking campaigns. This pioneering work fed directly into the women's rights movement of the subsequent decades.

'...One of the major strengths of this work lies in its scholarship, and the painstaking research with which Gleadle recreates the intellectual and literary networks which linked the better-known within this history...to those obscurer participants.' - Jane Rendall, Senior Lecturer, University of York 'Lively and innovative.' - Dorothy Thompson, Times Higher Education Supplement 'This is an important book. Anyone interested in feminist history should read this book.' - Dr Ruth Watts, University of Birmingham, Educational Review 'This study makes a real contribution to our understanding of the women's movement in the early nineteenth century.' - Professor Olive Banks

List of Pseudonyms and Initials Used in Contemporary Publications Acknowledgements Introduction Freedom and Patriarchy: The Unitarian Background 'The Assemblage of the Just': The Radical Unitarians 'The Stream of Freedom': Democracy and Domestic Mores 'Merely a Question of Bargain and Sale': Law Reform and the Union of the Sexes The Whittington Clubs Conclusion: The Reception, Significance and Influence Bibliography Index

ISBN: 9780333633823
ISBN-10: 0333633822
Series: Radical Unitarians and the Emergence of the Women's Rights M
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 266
Published: 11th July 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 2