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Author Midgley, Clare, 1955-

Title Women against slavery : the British campaigns, 1780-1870 / Clare Midgley
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1992


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Description xii, 281 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents 1. Anti-Slavery and Women: Challenging the Old Picture -- pt. I. Women against the slave trade, 1783-1815. 2. Participants from the First. Originators. Supporters. Radicals and reactionaries. Imaginative writers. Boycotters -- pt. II. Women against British colonial slavery, 1823-1838. 3. 'Cement of the Whole Antislavery Building'. Organising. Funding. Informing. Abstaining. Petitioning. 4. Anti-Slavery in the Fabric of Women's Lives. Middle-class organisers. Working-class participants. Black resisters. 5. Perspectives, Principles and Policies. Pleading for her own sex. Immediate, not gradual, abolition -- pt. III. Women and 'universal abolition', 1834-1868. 6. The Transatlantic Sisterhood. Universal abolition. Co-operation and sisterhood. Leadership and independence. Race, sex and class. 7. The 'Woman Question'. A dawning awareness. Controversy and debate. Steps towards equality. Anti-slavery and organised feminism. 8. A Lingering Concern. War and polarisation. Freedom and aid. Rebellion and reaction. 9. Anti-Slavery and Women: A New Picture. Appendix: Ladies' anti-slavery associations
Summary This comprehensive study of women anti-slavery campaigners fills a serious gap in the history of anti-slavery and women. Covering all stages of the anti-slavery campaign, Women Against Slavery uses hitherto neglected sources to build up a vivid picture of the lives, words and actions of the women who were involved. It examines the extent of women's involvement, looks at the type of women who became activists and considers the distinctive contribution that they made to the organization, activities, policy and ideology of the movement. The close links between British and American women, which were central to the transatlantic abolitionist network, are explored. Clare Midgley's discussion moves outwards to analyse the impact that participation had on women's lives: particularly in terms of their social roles, and their attitudes to politics and public life. Exploring the vital role played by gender in shaping the movement as a whole, this book makes an important contribution to the debate on gender and 'race'
Analysis Great Britain
Slavery Protest movements History
Notes Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-265) and index
Subject Antislavery movements -- Great Britain.
Women abolitionists -- Great Britain.
LC no. 91045790
ISBN 0415066697