Women's and Gender History

Series Editor: June Purvis

Recent years have witnessed a variety of challenges to the legitimacy of women's history, ranging from the deconstructions of French theory to the advent of 'gender' studies with its post-feminist implications. This series aims to re-establish women's history and to continue to challenge the assumptions of much mainstream history.

  • Women in Transnational History

    Connecting the Local and the Global

    Edited by Clare Midgley, Alison Twells, Julie Carlier

    Women in Transnational History offers fresh transnational perspectives on the study of women’s history, exploring, through research based case studies, how cross-border connections and global developments have shaped diverse women’s lives and the gendered social, cultural, political and economic…

    Paperback – 2016-03-14 
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  • Women, Diplomacy and International Politics since 1500

    Edited by Glenda Sluga, Carolyn James

    Women, Diplomacy and International Politics since 1500 explores the role of women as agents of diplomacy in the trans-Atlantic world since the early modern age. Despite increasing evidence of their involvement in political life across the centuries, the core historical narrative of international…

    Paperback – 2015-06-29
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  • Women's Activism

    Global Perspectives from the 1890s to the Present

    Edited by Francisca de Haan, Margaret Allen, June Purvis, Krassimira Daskalova

    Women’s Activism brings together twelve innovative contributions from feminist historians from around the world to look at how women have always found ways to challenge or fight inequalities and hierarchies as individuals, in international women’s organizations, as political leaders, and in global…

    Paperback – 2012-11-20
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  • The Women's Suffrage Movement in Britain and Ireland

    A Regional Survey

    By Elizabeth Crawford

    In this comprehensive study, Elizabeth Crawford provides the first survey of women’s suffrage campaigns across the British Isles and Ireland, focusing on local campaigns and activists. Divided into thirteen sections covering the regions of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, this book gives a…

    Paperback – 2008-05-29
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  • Her Husband was a Woman!

    Women's Gender-Crossing in Modern British Popular Culture

    By Alison Oram

    Tracking the changing representation of female gender-crossing in the press, this text breaks new ground to reveal findings where both desire between women and cross-gender identification are understood. Her Husband was a Woman! exposes real-life case studies from the British tabloids of women…

    Paperback – 2007-12-05
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  • Quaker Women

    Personal Life, Memory and Radicalism in the Lives of Women Friends, 1780–1930

    By Sandra Stanley Holton

    One nineteenth-century commentator noted the ‘public’ character of Quaker women as signalling a new era in female history. This study examines such claims through the story of middle-class women Friends from among the kinship circle created by the marriage in 1839 of Elizabeth Priestman and the…

    Paperback – 2007-03-29
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  • Women in the British Army

    War and the Gentle Sex, 1907–1948

    By Lucy Noakes

    In this fascinating, timely and engaging study, Lucy Noakes examines women's role in the army and female military organizations during the First and Second World Wars, during peacetime, in the interwar era and in the post-war period. Providing a unique examination of women’s struggle for…

    Paperback – 2006-02-22
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  • Students: A Gendered History

    By Carol Dyhouse

    This compelling and stimulating book explores the gendered social history of students in modern Britain. From the privileged youth of Brideshead Revisited, to the scruffs at 'Scumbag University' in The Young Ones, representations of the university undergraduate have been decidedly male. But since…

    Paperback – 2005-12-13
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  • Women's History, Britain 1700–1850

    An Introduction

    Edited by Hannah Barker, Elaine Chalus

    Placing women’s experiences in the context of the major social, economic and cultural shifts that accompanied the industrial and commercial transformations of this period, Hannah Barker and Elaine Chalus paint a fascinating picture of the change, revolution, and continuity that were encountered by…

    Paperback – 2005-08-23
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  • Outspoken Women

    An Anthology of Women's Writing on Sex, 1870–1969

    By Lesley A. Hall

    Studying a broader period than its contemporaries, this comprehensive study reveals a neglected tradition of British women’s writing from the Victorian era to the sexual revolution of the 1960s. Outspoken Women brings together the many and varied non-fictional writings of British women on sexual…

    Paperback – 2005-08-03
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  • Women and Work in Britain since 1840

    By Gerry Holloway

    The first book of its kind to study this period, Gerry Holloway's essential student resource works chronologically from the early 1840s to the end of the twentieth century and examines over 150 years of women’s employment history. With suggestions for research topics, an annotated bibliography…

    Paperback – 2005-07-28
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  • Women Workers and Gender Identities, 1835-1913

    The Cotton and Metal Industries in England

    By Carol E. Morgan

    Women Workers and Gender Identities, 1835 - 1913 examines the experiences of women workers in the cotton and small metals industries and the discourses surrounding their labour. It demonstrates how ideas of womanhood often clashed with the harsh realities of working-class life that forced women…

    Paperback – 2001-09-05
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  • The Women's Suffrage Movement

    A Reference Guide 1866-1928

    By Elizabeth Crawford

    This widely acclaimed book has been described by History Today as a 'landmark in the study of the women's movement'. It is the only comprehensive reference work to bring together in one volume the wealth of information available on the women's movement. Drawing on national and local archival…

    Paperback – 2000-11-22
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  • Women in Teacher Training Colleges, 1900-1960

    A Culture of Femininity

    By Elizabeth Edwards

    Women in Teacher Training Colleges, 1900-1960 is an intricate and fascinating investigation of the lives and experiences of women in these important educational institutions of the early twentieth century. The book provides an overview of the historical context of the development of the colleges,…

    Paperback – 2000-09-20
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  • Votes For Women

    Edited by Sandra Holton, Dr June Purvis, June Purvis

    Votes for Women provides an innovative re-examination of the suffrage movement, presenting new perspectives which challenge the existing literature on this subject. This fascinating book charts the history of the movement in Britain from the nineteenth century to the postwar period, assessing…

    Paperback – 1999-12-15
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  • Child Sexual Abuse in Victorian England

    By Louise A. Jackson

    Child Sexual Abuse in Victorian England is the first detailed investigation of the way that child abuse was discovered, debated, diagnosed and dealt with in the Victorian and Edwardian periods.The focus is placed on the child and his or her experience of court procedure and welfare practice,…

    Paperback – 1999-12-01
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  • Prostitution

    Prevention and Reform in England, 1860-1914

    By Dr Paula Bartley, Paula Bartley

    Prostitution: Prevention and Reform in England, 1860-1914 is the first comprehensive overview of attempts to eradicate prostitution from English society, including discussion of early attempts at reform and prevention through to the campaigns of the social purists.Prostitution looks in depth at the…

    Paperback – 1999-10-27
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  • Gender And Crime In Modern Europe

    Edited by Meg Arnot, Cornelie Usborne

    This work explores the construction of gender norms and examines how they were reflected and reinforced by legal institutional practices in Europe in this period. taking a gendered approach, criminal prosecution and punishment are discussed in relation to the victims and perpretrators. This volume…

    Paperback – 1999-05-19
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  • The Romantic Fiction Of Mills & Boon, 1909-1995

    By Dixon, Jay, Jay Dixon.

    This study to analyzes romantic fiction's depiction of women as part of the broader history of ideas about women.; Given the success of the Mills & Boon romance, their portrayal of subjects like sex, love, marriage, class, motherhood and femineity are important cultural barometers and make…

    Paperback – 1998-11-26
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  • Imagining Home

    Gender, Race And National Identity, 1945-1964

    By Wendy Webster

    Imagining Home offers a unique examination of ideas and images of home in Britain during a period of national decline and loss of imperial power. In exploring the relationship between gender, 'race' and national identity, it higlights the continuing importance of empire in imaginings of the nation…

    Paperback – 1998-02-16
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  • Women's History: Britain, 1850-1945

    An Introduction

    Edited by June Purvis

    Women's History: Britain 1850-1945 introduces the main themes and debates of feminist history during this period of change, and brings together the findings of new research. It examines the suffrage movement, race and empire, industrialisation, the impact of war and womens literature. Specialists…

    Paperback – 1997-03-30
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  • Sylvia Pankhurst

    Sexual Politics And Political Activism

    By Barbara Winslow

    This study brings to light Sylvia Pankhurst's political involvement in the Suffrage, working class and socialist movements. It is intended for undergraduate courses in women's studies…

    Paperback – 1996-06-29
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  • Policing Gender, Class And Family In Britain, 1800-1945

    By Linda Mahood

    This book is intended for undergraduate courses on modern British history, women's history, courses on family, sexuality and childhood. Women's studies, history of education, sociology.…

    Hardback – 1995-11-26
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  • No Distinction Of Sex?

    Women In British Universities, 1870-1939

    By Carol Dyhouse

    In 1939 women represented nearly one quarter of the student population in British universities. Though tantamount to a "social revolution" in the eyes of many contemporaries, the process has recieved scant attention from historians. Whilst prejudice and hostility towards women lingered on in Oxford…

    Paperback – 1995-06-28
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  • Women, Work And Sexual Politics In Eighteenth-Century England

    By Bridget Hill

    The author offers a reassessment of how women's experience of work in 18th- century England was affected by industrialization and other elements of economic, social and technological change.; This study focuses on the household, the most important unit of production in the 18th century. Hill…

    Paperback – 1993-12-15
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