The History of Feminism series aims to make key archival source material available to scholars, researchers, postgraduates and undergraduates working in the fields of women and gender studies, women's history and women's writing. Subject matter and texts are selected for their decisive contribution to the feminist history of ideas in an international context.
Sets are published in hardback format of between three to six volumes and include full-length documents, pamphlets, reviews, newspaper articles and debates, letters, and fiction. The first set, Sex, Social Purity and Sarah Grand (edited by Ann Heilmann and Stephanie Forward), is concerned with the most prominent British New Woman writer and her contemporary critical reception.
Women, Madness and Spiritualism
Sex, Social Purity and Sarah Grand
Bridget Bennett, Helen Nicholson, Roy Porter
June 26, 2003
This set reproduces seminal writings by three exceptional nineteenth-century women. Georgina Weldon, Louisa Lowe and Susan Willis Fletcher were certified as insane by the Victorian medical establishment and were threatened with incarceration for their eccentric and transgressive behaviour. All...
Jane Jordan, Ingrid Sharp
March 13, 2003
This five volume set deals in detail with Josephine Butler's campaign for the repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts in Britain and the Colonies. At present, access to Butler's work is restricted as a number of relevant anthologies are out of print. The bulk of these can only be read in specialist...
Janet Beer, Katherine Joslin, Anne Trudgill
November 28, 2002
This anthology publishes key documents in the history of American feminism that are currently only available in extract form or in archives.This set spans from the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 to the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment granting women's suffrage in 1920, and includes works...
Ann Heilmann, Stephanie Forward, Ann Heilmann
September 28, 2000
Sarah Grand was one of the most prominent New Women of the 1890s and a notable social purity feminist and suffragist. This collection offers important insights into the full range of her journalistic output and lesser-known fictional writings. It also makes available biographical and...
March 19, 1998
This anthology contextualizes key feminist texts and ideas by linking them with the transformation of public opinion brought about by the late Victorian debate on marriage, motherhood and women's right to an independent life.Included are Mona Caird's controversial The Morality of Marriage; debates...