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Author Stanley Holton, Sandra

Title Quaker Women : Personal Life, Memory and Radicalism in the Lives of Women Friends, 1780-1930
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (305 pages)
Series Women's and Gender History
Women's and gender history.
Summary 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 future radical Quaker statesman, John Bright. The lives discussed here cover a period from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries, and include several women Friends active in radical politics and the women's movement, in the service of which they were able to mobilise extensive national an
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Form Electronic book
ISBN 1135141096