This important collection of writings is about, and by, women connected with social and political movements between 1799-1870. It also records the attitudes of the great radical reformers to the role of women in society and documents the vast cultural changes brought about by industrialisation. Volume IV reprints J. D. Milne's 'Industrial Employment of Women'. This important but neglected text argues for the direct engagement of women in all areas of industrial life. The collection draws together the following key material: This collection will appeal to anyone with an interest in women's history and Victorian studies.
Table of Contents
Volume IV: Women and Industrialism, The industrial and social position of women in the middle and lower ranks , Experiences of factory life  'A daughter of the people' The Working Classes  Catherine Barmby Women's industrial independence The Apostle and Chronicle of the Communist Church  . Articles from The Destructive. Articles from The Poor Man's Guardian. Charles Bray The industrial employment of women . Catherine Cappe Observations on female-friendly societies. William Shaw An affectionate pleading for England's opressed women workers . Part cont…/