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Women in British Politics, 1760-1860 : The Power of the Petticoat - Kathryn Gleadle

Women in British Politics, 1760-1860

The Power of the Petticoat

By: Kathryn Gleadle (Editor), S. Richardson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 17th August 2000
ISBN: 9780333771419
Number Of Pages: 179

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This groundbreaking volume examines women's political involvement from a variety of innovative angles. In addition to exploring literary sources and women's contribution to electoral processes, pressure group politics are examined in depth (including Jewish civil rights and the campaigns against the Corn Laws and Indian widow-burning). The attention to neglected aspects of women's political activity, such as religion, domesticity, European nationalism, empire and life-style enable this book to challenge not only the historiography of Georgian and Victorian women, but also the nature of political history itself.

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'...combine[s] the best of the new research with theoretical sophistication...' - Anna Clark, Victorian Studies

List of Figures
Notes on the Contributors
Introduction: The Petticoat in Politics: Women and Authorityp. 1
Women, Electoral Privilege and Practice in the Eighteenth Centuryp. 19
Patriotism and Providence: the Politics of Hannah Morep. 39
'Well-neighboured Houses': the Political Networks of Elite Women, 1780-1860p. 56
From Supporting Missions to Petitioning Parliament: British Women and the Evangelical Campaign against Sati in India, 1813-30p. 74
Women Writers and the Campaign for Jewish Civil Rights in Early Victorian Englandp. 93
Domestic Economy and Political Agitation: Women and the Anti-Corn Law League, 1839-46p. 115
'Our Several Spheres': Middle-class Women and the Feminisms of Early Victorian Radical Politicsp. 134
'Jenny Rules the Roost': Women and Electoral Politics, 1832-68p. 153
Indexp. 169
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ISBN: 9780333771419
ISBN-10: 0333771419
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 179
Published: 17th August 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1