This series aims to present both case studies and the latest theoretical perspectives on the subject. It is not confined to any particular period or school of thought and seeks to provide a broad coverage of topics and events from around the world.
Women and Family Property
An Historiography of Twentieth-Century Women’s Missionary Nursing Through the Lives of Two Sisters Doing the Lord’s Work in Kenya and South India
Ida Greaves A Pioneer Development Economist
The Anti-Abortion Campaign in England, 1966-1989
Women and Scottish Society, 1700–2000
Transnational Modernity in Southern Europe Women's Periodicals and Salon Culture (1860–1920)
The Life and Turbulent Times of Clara Dorothea Rackham Suffragist, Socialist, and Social Reformer
By Beatrice Moring
February 01, 2024
This book examines property legislation and the actual position of women in receiving, holding and passing on family property as daughters, wives and as widows throughout history. Traditionally the prevailing view has been that women have been disadvantaged in the distribution of property and ...
By Sara Ashencaen Crabtree
December 19, 2023
This volume draws on a trove of unpublished original material from the pre-1940s to the present to offer a unique historiographic study of twentieth century Methodist missionary work and women’s active expression of faith practised at the critical confluence of historical and global changes. The ...
By Elisabeth Krimmer, Chunjie Zhang
December 01, 2023
This book addresses the intersection between gender and colonialism primarily in German colonialism. Gender and German Colonialism is concerned with colonialism as a historical phenomenon and with the repercussions and transformations of the colonial era in contemporary racist and sexist ...
By Bonnie White
November 30, 2023
Women’s Amateur Theatre in Rural Britain is the first book-length study of the National Federation of Women’s Institutes’ amateur drama groups, which served as an umbrella organisation for women’s amateur drama. This work addresses a key historical gap by covering the activities, lives, and labour ...
By Barbara Ingham
October 24, 2023
Ida Greaves, who was born in Barbados in 1907, is one of the "missing female voices" of early development economics. This biography, the first for Ida Greaves, attempts to construct her career and era before the past wholly disappears. The biography covers her early years in Barbados, her time at ...
By Eileen Luscombe
October 20, 2023
History and Legacy of the Suffragette Fellowship provides a biographical account of the scope and depth of the memory work of the now-forgotten commemorative group the Suffragette Fellowship, active from the 1920s to the 1970s. The Suffragette Fellowship comprised members from the militant suffrage...
By Olivia Dee
September 25, 2023
This book comprises a history of the anti-abortion campaign in England, focusing on the period 1966-1989, which saw the highest concentration of anti-abortion activity during the twentieth century. It examines the tactics deployed by campaigners in their efforts to overturn the 1967 Abortion Act. ...
By Laura Ugolini
January 09, 2023
This book explores the relationship between middle-class fathers and sons in England between c. 1870 and 1920. We now know that the conventional image of the middle-class paterfamilias of this period as cold and authoritarian is too simplistic, but there is still much to be discovered about ...
By W.W.J. Knox
January 09, 2023
This book attempts to cover all the important aspects of a woman’s life in Scotland, examining how and why it changed over the last 300 years. It walks us through the day-to-day existence of Scottish women and in doing so covers areas such as family and household, education, work and politics, ...
By Christina Bezari
December 30, 2022
This book explores women’s editorial and salon activities in Southern Europe and provides a comparative view of their practices. It argues that women in Spain, Italy, Portugal and Greece used their double role as editors and salonnières to engage with foreign cultures, launch the careers of ...
By Maroula Joannou
October 18, 2022
This is the first critical study of Clara Dorothea Rackham née Tabor (1875–1966), a towering figure in the suffrage, labour, co-operative, peace, and adult education movements but virtually forgotten today. This clearly written and engaging study is based on unpublished primary sources including ...
By Anna Artwińska, Agnieszka Mrozik
August 01, 2022
Communism in twentieth-century Europe is predominantly narrated as a totalitarian movement and/or regime. This book aims to go beyond this narrative and provide an alternative framework to describe the communist past. This reframing is possible thanks to the concepts of generation and gender, which...